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Catalyst | Connector | Cornerstone

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Stark Education Partnership is a catalyst, engaging and collaborating with education, business, civic and community stakeholders to drive sustainable improvement and innovation to provide all students with education and career success.

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To build generations of successful individuals who fulfill their potential and grow roots in Stark County.

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SEP serves education, business, and community organizations in the Stark County region as a connector and partner. SEP collaborates with local foundations to ensure a continued focus on meeting emerging needs and works in complementary fashion with other nonprofits throughout the region.


Alliance City Schools Renew Focus On Preparing Students for Careers

Issues (February 9, 2024) – It is an exciting time to be living and working in Stark County. Our residents are excited about the huge strides we have made in economic development recently and the possibilities for even more soon. As a school leader, I’m keenly aware that one of my primary responsibilities is to support...

Revisiting Recent Issues from 2023

Issues (January 26, 2024) – For the past several months, numerous individuals have verified that they’ve NOT been receiving our Issues publications. We have made some changes that should get us back into your inboxes. Since many of you have missed out, we’ve included several highlights from previous articles in this edition...

Getting to Know Stark's Manufacturing Partners

Issues (January 12, 2024) – Just how much manufacturing is there in Stark County? Is it a lot, or a little? What do you see in your daily trip to drop-off children at school, going to work, shopping for groceries? You probably pass many of these businesses in your daily activities...

Looking at Stark's Newest Report Card Data

Issues (December 15, 2023) – As we enter the final weeks of 2023, the SEP Team would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the successes Stark County schools saw in this year’s Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Report Cards...

Students Explore Their Career Interests & Aptitudes

Issues (December 1, 2023) – Helping students find local employment with passion is the goal of SEP’s partnership with schools across Stark County. As we expand career-connected learning, we continue to utilize YouScience Brightpath to measure students’ career interests and aptitudes – then discover top...

Your Financial Support Will Impact Stark Students

Issues (November 10, 2023) – Thank you so much for being a friend of the Stark Education Partnership! We sincerely hope all is well with you and that you're surrounded by many blessings during this month as we celebrate Thanksgiving. I know that I certainly feel a great deal of gratitude for your participation and support...

Stark Employers and Schools Create a Winning Game Plan to Engage Students

Issues (October 27, 2023) – It’s the end of the fourth quarter, the score is 7-10 to the opposition. Team Stark County makes a drive down the center and lands at the 10-yard line – set to make the touchdown and take the win! But NO! The game, riddled with rough play and injuries, claims another player, and our team has...

Stark Colleges & Universities Expanding Connections to Local Students

Issues (October 13, 2023) – Local college/university campuses are at the midway point of the fall semester. Stark Education Partnership (SEP) continues to meet with campus leaders to support and encourage linkages between higher education, businesses, and middle and high school students. Using results from the...

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Our schools and businesses
are very excited for the work that SEP is doing to help students learn about career paths that fit their skills and interests – and then connecting those students with local businesses that have jobs matching those skills and interest. SEP is helping
Alliance meet our biggest need, workforce development.  

– Rick Baxter

Alliance Area Development

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You see organizations that get things done...the Stark Education Partnership is a shining star in this effort. They connect, collaborate and bridge education with our efforts. Having an organization like the Stark Education Partnership is critical in providing future talent for
our businesses.

– Ray Hexamer 

Stark Economic Development Board

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[We] are excited to partner with SEP in providing Alliance and Marlington students a real opportunity for success... Area students will be able to stay in Stark County to work and prosper upon graduating. It won’t be long before Stark County's workforce is younger and stronger thanks to SEP’s YouScience initiative.

– Doug Schwarz 

Greater Alliance Foundation

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