Who we areThe Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1971. OCEA membership is open to employers, educators, and those interested in Cooperative Education and Internships in the state of Ohio.
Thank YouSpecial Thanks to Big Lots for hosting the OCEA Fall Drive-In! The day included professional development and networking opportunities for Higher Education Professionals and Employers. If you were unable to attend the Fall Drive-In, save the date for the Spring Conference May 22 - 24, 2019 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Interested in getting involved, but unsure of where to start? Contact Rich Robles, 2018 - 2019 OCEA President, at email@example.com to learn more about the organization and opportunities to serve on committees, provide information for newsletters, and connect with professionals like yourself in the state.
TO OUR INTERNSHIP & CO-OP FRIENDS AND PARTNERS!
As we look forward to 2019, the work based learning goals, objectives and initiatives is shaping up to be exciting, rewarding but very challenging! Within Industry, the market is tightening and in all segments of the educational system, organizations continue to look for new ways to brand, market and staff experiential learning.
Our students are making career decisions earlier and earlier in their educational experience and all of us need to stay sharp with the changing landscape to support and encourage the future generation!
Our organization, The Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) looks for ways (excuses actually) to network and share with each other throughout the year! I personally hope you can carve out time in your busy schedules to join our local team of Co-op and Internship professionals located throughout the great State of Ohio!
Please reach out to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or thoughts. I would be happy to connect with your organization!
We hope to see you at the 2018 Fall Drive In this November!
2018-2019 President OCEA
about co-ops and Internships
Cooperative education (or Co-op) is a partnership between students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrates students’ academic study with work experience in cooperating employer organizations and:
Internships are a partnership between students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrate students’ academic study with work or community service experience and: