Take advantage of Distance Learning opportunities

Posted Mar. 26, 2020 by

With so many Ohioans practicing social distancing and adhering to the state's recommendations to stay home amid the COVID-19-coronavirus crisis, it's the perfect time to see what distance learning opportunities are available to OCSEA members and their family.


Learn more about distance learning through Eastern Gateway Community College. Sign up for an online information session about your FREE COLLEGE union benefit. The Eastern Gateway free college video conference call will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Click HERE to register for the Free College online info session. Topics covered include: Who is eligible? How it works? Which programs are offered? How to get started?

EGCC offers totally free online associate degree tracks for OCSEA members, spouses, dependents and grandchildren. EGCC's summer session starts June 1, and the benefit extends to displaced and laid off union members. Learn more at


The Union Education Trust (UET) and OCSEA are here to help during this crisis with educational financial assistance to help you pursue your education, training and career goals. Did you know, your union-negotiated annual education benefit covers online learning? If you have not started yet, this situation may present the opportunity to explore online learning and distance education programs that meet your career advancement and employment security goals.

Your union-negotiated education benefit includes up to $6,250 per fiscal year for eligible union members. To learn more, click here for program information.