Our local CAO Workforce Solutions can potentially assist you with paying for tuition, books, and/or fees for your education at Shawnee State University if you are seeking a degree in one of Ohio’s In-Demand career fields. Funds may also be available for dislocated workers, veterans, and students with disabilities. There are also programs in place to provide assistance with food, childcare, and other basic needs while you attend college depending upon your level of need.
Do I qualify for benefits?
Find out by scheduling an appointment with a Community Action Workforce Solutions representative available weekly on campus.
When? Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where? Teacher Education Building, 945 4th Street (next door to Hatcher Hall), Portsmouth
How do I schedule an appointment? Call Counseling Services at (740) 351-3608 or use the appointment calendar.
Can’t wait? Call CAO Workforce Solutions at (740) 354-7545.
This program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power, and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low-income households in Ohio.
These programs are available for youth aged 14-24 who are deficient in basic literacy skills, homeless, a school drop-out, an ex-offender, low income (in-school youth), a runaway, a foster child, pregnant or a parent, or an English language learner.
These programs provide employment and training services to eligible, low-income individuals based on a comprehensive assessment of employment and training needs, as well as a basic skills assessment. See more information.