Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend
The Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend provides the perfect opportunity to reap significant economic benefit for Northeast Ohio by a targeted effort to increase college completion in the region. With Ohio’s rank below national averages for every age category for every level of college degrees, and the projection that almost 60% of jobs in the state will require some postsecondary education by 2018, Northeast Ohio must come together to increase the number of people with college degrees. NOCHE's goal is to make Northeast Ohio the best talent pool in the nation. The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education is pleased to lead this achievable and worthwhile initiative.
At the annual Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend Summit on December 6, 2012, at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, NOCHE announced across-the-board increases in the Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend Dashboard Metrics. The region is on its way to achieving its goal of one million college degree holders by 2014.
In 2012, NOCHE and WVIZ/WCPN ideastream created OhioMeansSuccess with support from a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents. Packed with information about career pathways and occupations in high demand, OhioMeansSuccess has links and resources to help students and families prepare for, search for, and pay for college in Ohio. Watch ideastream's short video about OhioMeansSuccess and its key features or visit the website now.
The Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend is guided by a Steering Committee of business, education, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic stakeholders and an Action Plan with overarching goals to
- improve college readiness,
- increase retention to degree completion and
- increase degree attainment among adults with some college and no degree.