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How Organizations Are Responding to the Career Technical Construction Program

Last week, 35 gained access to nearly $200 million for program expansions

Ohio schools and associations issued support for the Career Technical Construction Program after awards were announced last week by Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted.

Thirty-five Ohio schools were awarded nearly $200 million to help expand education and training facilities to serve more students. At the event, they also announced the launch of the new application period for the Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program, which opened Nov. 4 and closes Dec. 15, 2023.

"Ohio is on the rise," said DeWine. "We have 54 companies coming to or expanding their operations into Ohio, creating thousands of jobs. 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.

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.

"Thanks largely to the leadership of Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Ohio has become a national leader in modernizing manufacturing workforce development," said Ryan Augsburger, president of the Ohio Manufacturers' Association. "The OMA was proud to work with the DeWine-Husted administration and statehouse leaders to ensure adequate funding to enhance Ohio's career-tech education and equipment. Ohio communities are counting on the continued success of manufacturers to grow local economies and career opportunities – and today's announcement will help us do just that."

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