In 2012 there was not a single
The turning point came when the insurance industry in
As the collective industry assessed the talent gap and the subsequent challenges, the critical missing piece from the talent pipeline was degree and certificate programs at
"If you go back a generation, there were robust insurance programs at a number of
Jobs have been at the forefront of the Kasich-Taylor agenda and agencies like the
Ohio Higher Education, formerly the
"The insurance industry engaged higher education and forged partnerships to create the different types of programs that were needed," said Carey. "This wasn't a passive, '1 hope you guys will build this approach.' It was a true partnership led by business, which was instrumental in shaping the scope and focus of the programs. The colleges to their credit responded and have met the need. Nine new programs in four years is simply incredible. This industry and academic partnership is a model other sectors can and should emulate. The results speak for themselves, and there is now an educational infrastructure that will grow and thrive, as well as deliver talent to insurance for years to come."
The nine programs currently have 216 students enrolled, which is over a 100% increase from spring of 2015 and represents over 450% increase since the spring of the 2014 academic year.