Stories tagged with: Zane State College

January 31, 2012 - 1:16pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

A new push is being made for Community Colleges to make their class schedules more convenient for students who also work and have families.

Ohio's Higher Education Chancellor Jim Petro wants the states public, two-year schools to explore the idea of block scheduling- where classes would be offered back-to-back in clusters.

Zane State's Dean of Education, Health and Behavioral Services Barb Shelby said the proposal would likely put students in the classroom up to 30 hours per week...

January 13, 2012 - 4:56pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Students from Zane State's Culinary program prepared and presented some good food from around the world Friday.

The 20th annual Ethnic Food Fair was held at the campus center in Zanesville.
The event included Italian, French, Soul and Caribbean cuisines prepared under the direction of chef, Marco Adornetto.
Event-goers were served an entree, two sides and a desert as part of their $10 admission price.
Adornetto said students have to prepare for many months in order to...

January 10, 2012 - 3:55pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

You're invited to taste cuisine from around the world.

The annual Ethnic Food Fair will return to Zane State College this Friday. The menu will celebrate diversity, including Italian, French, Soul and Caribbean foods- all of which will be prepared by culinary students under the instruction of Chef Marco Adornetto.

"Cooking is so cultural diverse and there is so many different ethnic styles and cuisines that go into making a dish today," said Adornetto.


December 27, 2011 - 4:25pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

The celebration of the new year will ring in at Zane State College.

The college will host their annual New Years Eve Ball at the Campus Center.

"It's kind of hard for them to imagine coming to the Campus Center for a ball but we completely transform the room," said Director of Marketing and Communications Tamra Pace. "That's been one of the most exciting thing that people find about the ball, because they always wonder what are we going to do with the...

December 16, 2011 - 3:33pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

The number of jobs predicted for oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio could be far fewer than the industry had forecasted.

A study released Thursday by professor Mark Patridge of the Ohio State University estimates 20,000 jobs could be generated, this is far less than a study backed by the oil and gas industry, claiming 200,000 new jobs.

"I think really when we look at this, no matter how many jobs are available, we know there are thousand of jobs that are going to be...

November 29, 2011 - 4:30pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Small business owners are learning more about lending programs that can help their companies gain access to capital.

On Tuesday, Zane State College hosted Senator Sherrod Brown's Small Business Seminar.  Marianne Markowitz of the Small Business Administration spoke about the Small Business Jobs Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in September.

"The Small Business Jobs Act changed all of our programs," said Markowitz.  "We as an agency offer...

October 13, 2011 - 4:37pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

Local schools are preparing students to excel in energy-related careers.

Zane State College offers programs in fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.  President of Zane State Dr. Paul Brown said jobs in these fields should provide long-term financial stability for graduates.

"We happen to be sitting on two of the largest shales in the country, so these are not jobs that are going to come into the state and then go away," said Brown.

Brown said the first...

October 7, 2011 - 10:37am
3 years 20 weeks ago

Known as "The Dirty Dozen," Zane State College graduated its first group of oil and gas field employees through a partnership with Retrain America.

The group of classmates completed a two-week, 80-hour Shale Exploration Certification course through Zane State College in Cambridge. President of Zane State Dr. Paul Brown says the course is offered to provide students with a short-term intensive training. He says the course gives them the fundamentals of working on a drilling...

October 4, 2011 - 3:24pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The struggle of balancing work and school will be a little bit easier for one local student with the help of a scholarship.

The Bar G Oil and Gas Scholarship was created two years ago by the Glass family to encourage students of Mid-East Technology Center to pursue opportunities at Zane State College. Donor Christina Glass said the idea originated from her father, who also attended Mid-East before going on to pursue a higher education at Zane State, known then as MATC.


October 2, 2011 - 12:18pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

One of the largest solar energy tours takes place right here in Ohio.

Fifty-one counties were represented in this year's Green Energy Ohio Solar Tour. According to the Ohio Energy Resource Division, the majority of sites on this tour have retained more than 1,000 jobs, in addition to creating more than 700 jobs. Three locations in Muskingum County were included in the tour; Zane State College, Blue Rock and Quasar. 

"Not only showing off solar energy, but also wind...

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