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August 19, 2014 : AEP Workers Learn About Opportunities Available at Pickerington Center
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is making sure those who can take advantage of continuing education opportunities through their employer know about the options available at the Center.  Pickerington Center employees operated a booth at the American Electric Power Education Fair last week.
“Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is an opportunity for central Ohio workers to return to school at a quality, four-year institution without having to drive very far,” said Adult Student Recruiter Melanie Garrabrant. “Returning adult students find the small campus environment of the Pickerington Center convenient and welcoming. There are 11 bachelor’s degrees and 14 associate’s degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. Students can also start any of  more than 250 degrees available at Ohio University.”
The education fair was held in the main lobby of the AEP building in downtown Columbus on August 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More than 2,000 AEP employees were invited to attend. Seven schools from in and around Columbus were represented at the event.
“AEP employees receive a tuition benefit and are encouraged to continue their education and utilize the education benefit for advancement opportunity,” said Garrabrant. “Sixty percent of AEP employees have been with the company for 15 years or more, and AEP is devoted to keeping employees by offering growth within.”
The Pickerington Center also participated in the Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg on August 15th and 16th.  It was the 49th year for the Tomato Festival.
Attending the Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center of Ohio University offers students the opportunity to earn a degree from Ohio University, which has a 200-year history of excellence, while staying involved with the local community. The Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center offer the close-knit feeling and sense of community found on a small campus with the resources and reputation of a nationally renowned university.