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A work+ student controlling a machine with an ipad at a work+ employer.
Ohio Senator Bill Coley, Senior Vice Chancellor Gary Cates of Ohio Higher Ed, Miami Regionals Dean Cathy Bishop Clark.  From Left to Right: Mark E. Ridenour of the Miami University Board of Trustees, Senior Vice Chancellor Gary Cates of Ohio Higher Ed, Ohio Senator Bill Coley, Miami Regionals Dean Dr. Cathy Bishop-Clark, and Randi Malcolm Thomas, Director of Institutional Relations.
Ohio Higher Ed Senior Vice Chancellor Cates with Randi Malcolm Thomas, Director of Institutional Relations, Kelly Brown, Interim Director of work+ and 4 work+ students from The Fischer Group. Ohio Higher Ed Vice Chancellor Cates with Randi Malcolm Thomas, Kelly Brown and 4 work+ students from The Fischer Group.

Developing an educated workforce is one of Ohio’s top priorities. Not only does it lead to universal economic growth and stability, education plays a major role in the growth and progress of a society. work+ is a program at Miami University Regionals that was initiated by State Senator Bill Coley, to give students the opportunity to earn a college degree for little to no out-of-pocket expense. 

Referred to as a win-win for all parties, the work+ program makes college financially feasible for students while providing a stable labor force for participating employers. Students in the program are also supported throughout their college career by having a dedicated Miami University Advisor to assist with student and career development.

work+ Success

Miami University Regionals takes great pride in celebrating the success of our students. The high-achieving students in the work+ program excel both on the job and in the classroom.

Our pilot year outcomes are: 

  • 3.43 average GPA
  • 87% credit completion rate