Ohio Opportunities for New Americans

Education and Training Resources

Aspire Program

Contact

Donna Albanese
State Director
Aspire
(614) 466-6204
dalbanese@highered.ohio.gov

Aspire program information:
To speak with someone about the Aspire program, find a site near you or get help navigating the Aspire website, call toll-free 833-8-Aspire (833-827-7473).

Purpose

Learn English

Program

The Aspire program provides basic math, reading, and writing skills; adult secondary education/high school equivalence preparation; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); life skills, employability skills, and computer literacy; education services offered in collaboration with an employer; distance education; and more. ESOL programs may offer integrated occupational skills training and may offer workplace education in collaboration with an employer.

A new Advanced ESL class for college and the workplace is starting soon in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Click here for more information.

For Whom

Aspire serves students with diverse needs, including students new to America or new to learning English. Local programs offer classes at flexible locations, and on different days and at different times.

How Much

Free

Click here for detailed information


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County Name
Adams Southern State Community College (Highland County)
Allen Apollo Career Center
Lima City Schools
Ashland Mansfield Adult Education
Ashtabula Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center
Athens Ohio University Aspire (Athens County)
Auglaize Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
Lima City Schools
(Allen County)
Belmont Eastern Gateway Community College  (Jefferson County)
Brown Southern State Community College (Highland County)
Butler Hamilton City School District
Carroll Canton City Schools  (Stark County)
Buckeye Career Center (Tuscarawas)
Eastern Gateway Community College  (Jefferson County)
Champaign Clark State Community College (Clark County)
Clark Clark State Community College
Springfield City School District
Clermont Great Oaks Career Campuses (Hamilton County)
Southern State Community College (Highland County)
Clinton Great Oaks Career Campuses (Hamilton County)
Southern State Community College (Highland County)
Columbiana Columbiana County Career & Technical Center
Coshocton C-TEC  (Licking County)
Crawford Mansfield Adult Education (Richland County)
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Polaris Career Center
Darke Upper Valley Career Center (Miami County)
Defiance Four County Career Center (Fulton County)
Delaware Delaware Area Career Center
Erie Sandusky City Schools
EHOVE Career Center
Fairfield Eastland-Fairfield Career Center (Franklin County)
Fayette Southern State Community College (Highland County)
Franklin Columbus City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center  (Delaware County)
Eastland-Fairfield Career Center
Godman Guild Association
Fulton Four County Career Center
Gallia Buckeye Hills Career Center/Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD
Geauga Auburn Career Center (Lake County)
Greene Clark State Community College  (Clark County)
Miami Valley Career Technology Center (Montgomery County)
Guernsey Mid-East Career & Technology Centers (Muskingum County)
Hamilton Cincinnati Public Schools
Great Oaks Career Campuses
Hancock Owens Community College (Findlay Campus) (Wood County)
Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers (Sandusky County)
Hardin Lima City Schools (Allen County)
Harrison Eastern Gateway Community College  (Jefferson County)
Henry Four County Career Center (Fulton County)
Highland Southern State Community College
Hocking Ohio University Aspire (Athens County)
Holmes Wayne County Schools Career Center  (Wayne)
Buckeye Career Center
(Tuscarawas)
Huron EHOVE Career Center
Jackson Pike County Career Technology Center (Pike County)
Jefferson Eastern Gateway Community College
Knox Knox County Career Center
Lake Auburn Career Center
Cuyahogo Community College (Cuyahoga County)
Lawrence Collins Career Technical Center
Licking C-TEC
Logan Clark State Community College (Clark County)
Lorain Lorain County Community College
Lucas Four County Career Center (Fulton County)
Owens Community College  (Wood County)
Penta Career Center  (Wood County)
Madison Delaware Area Career Center  (Delaware County)
Mahoning Choffin Career & Technical Center (Youngstown City Schools)
Marion Marion Technical College
Medina Polaris Career Center (Cuyahoga County)
Meigs Buckeye Hills Career Center/Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD (Gallia County)
Mercer Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
Miami Upper Valley Career Center
Monroe Mid-East Career & Technology Centers (Muskingum County)
Montgomery Kettering City Schools
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Morgan Mid-East Career & Technology Centers (Muskingum County)
Morrow Marion Technical College (Marion County)
Muskingum Mid-East Career & Technology Centers
Noble Mid-East Career & Technology Centers (Muskingum County)
Ottawa Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers  (Sandusky County)
Paulding Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
Pickaway Pickaway-Ross Adult Center (Ross County)
Pike Pike County Career Technology Center
Portage Maplewood Career Center
Preble Miami Valley Career Technology Center (Montgomery County)
Putnam Penta Career Center (Wood County)
Richland Mansfield Adult Education
Ross Pickaway-Ross Adult Center
Sandusky Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers
Scioto South Central Ohio ESC
Seneca Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers (Sandusky County)
Shelby Upper Valley Career Center (Miami County)
Stark Canton City Schools
Summit Project Learn of Summit County
Trumbull Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Tuscarawas Buckeye Career Center
Union Delaware Area Career Center  (Delaware County)
Van Wert Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
Vinton Buckeye Hills Career Center/Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD (Gallia County)
Warren Warren County Career Center
Washington Washington County Career Center
Wayne Wayne County Schools Career Center
Williams Four County Career Center
Penta Career Center (Wood County)
Wood Owens Community College
Penta Career Center
Wyandot Marion Technical College (Marion County)