Upcoming events

  • Fall 2021 Unconference November 17, 2021

Who we are

The 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.   


Interested in getting involved, but unsure of where to start? Contact Angie Gorny at angela.gorny@utoledo.edu.

Our Mission

  • To provide a professional organization for all Ohio institutions of higher education, employers/organizations, and individuals interested in Cooperative Education
  • To extend knowledge of, participation in, and support for Cooperative Education in Ohio
  • To strengthen the functioning of Cooperative Education through active interchange of ideas and experience
  • To provide opportunities for professional development of the membership
  • To develop structured guidelines for the operation of Cooperative Education Programs in Ohio and recognize outstanding programs and practitioners
  • To develop and maintain scholarships and other philanthropic programs that advance awareness of and participation in Cooperative Education

OCEA History

We were built on a strong foundation and continue to strive towards building cooperative education in Ohio. To read more about the history and founding of OCEA.

Click here: Our History

Mailing Address:              Ohio Cooperative Education Association 

            P.O Box 5066
            Cleveland, OH 44101

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