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.
InvolvementInterested in getting involved, but unsure of where to start? Contact Amy McMullen, 2019 - 2020 OCEA President, at Amy_McMullen@LincolnElectric.com to learn more.
We are experiencing unprecedented times as a result of the COVID 2019 outbreak. Institutions are moving the learning environment to a virtual environment and businesses are experiencing talent sourcing issues due to various governmental and economic demands. The Ohio Cooperative Education Association invites you to a two-part virtual discussion regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Participation in the virtual discussion is free to members and guests.
TO OUR INTERNSHIP & CO-OP FRIENDS AND PARTNERS!
As we look forward to 2020, the work based learning goals, objectives and initiatives are 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 for any questions or thoughts. I would be happy to connect with you.
We hope to see you at the brand new 2019 UnConference this November!
2019-2020 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: