b'Joint Effort PutsStudents On Exact TrackExact Track, aTo help reduce some of the barriers currentThe partnership Huntington has and prospective college students confront informed with Columbus State and 3+1 businesspursuing college degrees, Huntington Bank,Franklin University is a leading Columbus State Community College and degree programFranklin University launched an innovative,example of the type of employer forward-looking workforce educationalengagement we need to strengthen for Huntingtonprogram to reduce the burdens on studentsour workforce and move our Bank associates,and increase the likelihood of their success. economy forward.launched as aThe new Exact Track 3+1 dual degree Jon Hustedbusiness program, launched with an collaboration inaugural group of 25 Huntington students,Ohio Lt. Governorincludes payment covered up front by with ColumbusHuntington for the educational costs with Columbus State and Franklin University. The State, helpsunique program provides a combination of education, support, and real-world eliminate many experience, and its convenient workplace of the barriers location helps eliminate some of the hurdles for students hoping to further their education. that standExact Track classes are held weekday between workingevenings at Huntington Gateway Center. The program combines eight semesters of adults and theirColumbus State curriculum and six semesters of Franklin University curriculum, including educational goals. summer terms, enabling participants to complete college in five years while working full time. Exact Track participants earn two degrees: an associate degree in Business Management from Columbus State and a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management & Leadership from Franklin University.Clocktower | Franklin News 7'