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July 14, 2020
Rhodes State offering free tuition for fast-track employment certificates

LIMA, Ohio, July 13, 2020 – Rhodes State College has created a tuition and fee free pathway for individuals to secure an opportunity for an in-demand career in as little as one semester.

According to Chad Teman, Director of Admissions at Rhodes State, the College has received a grant to provide prospective and current students free tuition for short-term certificates. Individuals who are eligible for the funds include those who are unemployed, have previously been in foster care, are eligible for government-funded aid, are eligible for veterans’ benefits, and those who live with a disability.

“Individuals who complete [one of these certificates] are entering into occupations that can provide for a rewarding career,” said Teman. “The grant provides for tuition and fee free programs in a variety of in-demand areas. Those who are eligible can enroll in one of the programs of study for only the cost of a book.”

Available programs include:

  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
  • Phlebotomy
  • EMT Basic Certification
  • Activity Directing
  • FANUC Robotics

Upon completion, students will earn an industry-recognized credential, have access to career and interview coaching, and be connected to local employers through the College’s Career Development Office.

Those who are interested in applying to receive these grant funds can complete an online application at or can get more information by contacting Chad Teman at (419) 995-8010 or

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