ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The third week in October marks the opportunity for college students to advance their education by taking advantage of opportunities available toward transferring to another learning institution that can better fit their goals.
Zane State College President Dr. Chad Brown took part in a signing ceremony that partners Zane State with Western Governors University to allow students to pursue an education beyond an associates degree.
“Transfer week is a celebration of the opportunities for students to transfer from their local community college, take that associates degree and take that next step toward a bachelor’s degree and in some cases we have programs that align that right on through even a graduate level degree. So it’s really an important opportunity for our students,” Brown said.
Ohio has measures in place that allow credits to successfully transfer between institutions in order to help students pursue an education for a more affordable cost.
Western Governors University of Ohio Chancellor Dr. K. L. Allen also took part in the signing ceremony and explained how WGU Ohio, an online education provider, works with community colleges so their students can enter the workforce at a faster pace.
“Our students are in the workforce and they’re looking to move up in their careers. So it allows them to get their degree, undergraduate, to get their graduate degree, to move up in the world, continue to take care of their family responsibilities and that’s key to move the socio-economic ladder and improve their economic standing in the world,” Allen said.