Ohio, April 9, 2015 —
The Knox campus of Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) was named the
Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. Customer of the Year at its Awards of
Excellence event on March 25, 2015. The award was voted on by staff of
Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries.
was recognized for supporting the mission of Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries
“to provide training, employment, and support services to individuals with
disabilities and other barriers to employment.” COTC contracts employees at
Ariel Hall through Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries in two departments,
custodial and action security group. In addition, COTC was applauded for
providing additional opportunities to people with disabilities through
increases in staffing hours and scope of work.
has provided associate degrees, certificates and technical training to Knox
County residents since 1980. Ariel Hall, located at 236 South Main Street,
Mount Vernon, Ohio, was renovated and dedicated in March 2012 and was the first
COTC building to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
certification. Nearly 300 students were enrolled in autumn semester 2014.
Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to
providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response
to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the
professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to
assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical
college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark,
Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.