On June 22, the Ohio Third Frontier Commission announced the renewal of the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program as well as the 2012 fiscal year internship program awardees. The internship program was launched in 2002 to offer technology-based internship opportunities to students at Ohio colleges and technical schools. According to the Ohio Department of Development press release, "the goal of the program is to help Ohio expand its technologically proficient workforce and retain knowledgeable and talented students in the state by creating potential employment opportunities following graduation." The internship program allows companies access to a robust database of college internship candidates and will match the cost of employing these "potential employees" by providing as much as 50 percent of their internship salaries (up to $3,000) over the course of a year. For more information and a list of training grant recipients, read the press release. For information about the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program, visit the program’s website.