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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.


The Champions Of Career Connected Learning

Issues (April 5, 2024) – As SEP Career Champions, we have the satisfaction of helping students in nine Stark County school districts with career-connected learning experiences through their partnership with SEP. We provide students with a cutting-edge career exploration instrument, YouScience, which identifies interests...

Making Career Connections With Vulnerable Student Populations

Issues (March 22, 2024) – Vulnerable student populations often encounter challenges in receiving a quality and equitable education. Vulnerable youth may face many barriers, including traumatization, high mobility, and undiagnosed behavioral and health conditions. Vulnerable students may also face challenges in their...

How Videos Are Promoting Local Companies To The Workforce Of Tomorrow

Issues (March 8, 2024) – Are you one of the more than 3,060 people who have viewed one of the Stark Career Pathways Explorer Series videos? Stark Education Partnership (SEP) is proud of its series that educates Stark County middle and high school students about local companies and builds a collective understanding of...

Opportunities at Home:
Stark Education Partnership works to keep young adults from leaving local area

The Repository (February 25, 2024) – An article appeared in The Repository on Feb. 11 regarding what Ohio is doing to keep its young adults here in our state and to keep Ohio vibrant and economically stable in the future. The Stark Education Partnership is responding to this need very specifically here in Stark County...

Marathon’s Growing Connections With Local Stark Students

Issues (February 23, 2024) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand....

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...

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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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