Still time to register for COTC free summer workshops for youth 10-18

NEWARK, Ohio, May 9, 2019—Workshops are filling quickly, but there's still time to register for Central Ohio Technical College's (COTC) College ASPIRE 2019 summer workshops. This free program for youth 10-18 offers hands-on, technology-based activities taught by college faculty and industry experts on a college campus. Workshops will be held Monday through Friday, June 10-14, at all four COTC campuses: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. Free transportation is available within 10 miles of workshops at the Knox, Coshocton and Pataskala campuses. Parents and families are invited to the College ASPIRE Showcase on Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the COTC Newark campus, where all participants' work will be featured. To register online visit For more information or to receive a paper application contact Tonia Osborn at or 740.755.7122.

One student in each workshop will be selected as the Shooting Star and awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship toward his or her future education at COTC. Parents and guardians can learn more about college preparation, admission, financial aid and how students may earn free college credit in high school by attending The Next Step Session during College ASPIRE week.

COTC CollegeASPIRE 2019 Workshops
Morning sessions, 9 a.m. to noon (Ages 10-13)
Afternoon sessions, 1 to 4 p.m. (Ages 14-18)

Newark campus, 1179 University Dr., Newark:

  • Brace Yourself While Bracing that Bridge!, ages 14-18
  • Crime Scene Investigation, ages 14-18
  • Now We're Cooking!, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • PhotoBOMB, PhotoShop, and Pure PhotoFUN, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • What's Up with Worms?, ages 10-13

Knox campus, 236 S. Main St., Mount Vernon:

  • Art to Slay a Thousand Words, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Medical Madness, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Ready, Set, Build!, ages 14-18
  • The Greatest Showman's Manager, ages 14-18

Coshocton campus, 200 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton:

  • Nursing: A Work of Heart!, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Power Up & Go Green!, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • RoboTech, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Stop! Drop! Roll!, ages 14-18

Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg:

  • Animation Creation!, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Encore: An EPIC Performance!, ages 10-13 and 14-18
  • Math Magic: It's all a Game of Math!, ages 10-13 and 14-18

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.