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.
is excited to host its annual conference at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, OH on
May 23-25, 2018. Our theme is “The Power
of Partnerships!” and the program will include valuable content for attendees
from two-year colleges, universities, and employer partners.
Registration is now OPEN!
Register now for early bird rates!
Interested in getting involved, but unsure of where to start? Contact Doug Chivington, 2017 - 2018 OCEA President, at Doug_Chivington@
ham.honda.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 2018, 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!
As we speak, the planning committee is finalizing the agenda for an exciting May conference to highlight the current and future landscape focusing on Internships and Co-ops! The conference theme for 2018 is “The Power of Partnerships”!
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 (Doug_Chivington@ham.honda.com) for any questions or thoughts. I would be happy to connect with your organization!
We hope to see you May 23 -25th!
2017-2018 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: