By 1812Blockhouse based on Governor of Ohio Press Release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced that 35 Ohio schools will receive grants totaling almost $200 million through the Career Technical Construction Program, helping expand education and training facilities to serve more students. At the event, they also announced the launch of the first application period for the Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program.

One of those schools is here in Richland County.

“Ohio is on the rise. We have 54 companies coming to or expanding their operations into Ohio, creating thousands of jobs,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “We need all hands on deck to support this economic growth, and that’s why it’s vital that we help our career centers expand.”

“With this announcement, not only are we creating more opportunities for all Ohio students to earn a career technical education, but we are also giving them more opportunities to be career-ready when they graduate,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Having access to high-quality equipment that Ohio businesses use will help students swiftly transition from classroom to workplace.”

Of the 59 applicants for the Career Technical Construction Program, 35 were awarded almost $200 million. This funding will be used to build and expand classrooms and training centers at JVSDs, compacts, and comprehensives across Ohio in various programs like engineering, manufacturing, health sciences, construction, and more. 

Pioneer Career & Technology Center in Shelby received a total of $6,613,375 for its welding and electrical trades programs.

Image by Kev from Pixabay

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