United Way of Lake County is Proud to Support ISSUE 6
Please join us in supporting Issue 6. Issue 6 will enable Lakeland Community College to remain a vital and important center of learning and job training for our community.Passage of this proposal is critical to prepare more well trained graduates for the health care, science and biotechnology jobs of the future. With successful passage of Issue 6, Lakeland Community College will:
- Expand and renovate the Health Technologies Building to address our area's critical shortage of nurses and healthcare workers.
- Provide up-to-date labs and classrooms for students so they can be trained on the emerging technical skills they need to find good paying jobs.
- Expand classroom and lab space so more nursing and health care students can come off the waiting list and get started.
- Add new programs in high-demand careers such as physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants.
Q: What will Issue 6 proceeds be used for?
This bond issue will provide Lakeland and Lake County residents with an expanded and renovated state-of-the-art Health Technologies Building, and a fmished science suite complete with renovated labs. It will also address other infrastructure needs identified in the college's campus master plan.
Q: Why do we need more students in nursing and allied health programs?
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services projects that by 2020 there will be over 26,000 new healthcare jobs requiring an associate degree in Northeast Ohio. In addition, studies predict a nursing shortage as our population ages. Lakeland's nursing and other applied health technology programs are currently at capacity, with 400 students waiting to get started. This project will allow more students to earn the credentials necessary to obtain the jobs of the future.
Q: How will passage of lssue 6 benefit me?
Lakeland's levy issue will create hundreds of construction jobs and put money into the local economy. The levy issue will prepare more highly-qualified nurses and health professionals, increasing the quality of patient care in Northeast Ohio. Because of Lakeland's College Credit Plus dual emolhnent programs, Lake County's high school students will have the opportunity to take classes at the new facilities as welL Ultimately, the impact on job prospects and the economic and educational well-being of Lake County residents that will come from this issue are critical to the future of the county.
Q: What will this cost the average homeowner?
The proposed 0.4 mill bond issue would cost only $14 per year per hundred thousand dollars of property value.
Q: Who else supports this project?
The State of Ohio believes strongly in the need for this Health Technologies Building expansion and renovation project and its impact on our community, and has already committed $8.5 million in capital and workforce grants to Lakeland's project.
Issue 6 will also create hundreds of construction jobs and put money into our local economy. Lakeland Community College has been successfully addressing the educational needs of families for almost 50 years. It has been at the core of preparing students for the future, training them for good jobs and meeting emerging educational needs of our community. We appreciate your ongoing support of the college, and we hope you or your organization will join the United Way of Lake County in endorsing Issue 6, critical for Lake County's future.