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Kasich to Announce Job Training Initiative

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected Monday to announce plans for training programs at three community colleges.


The initiative would include programs at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Columbus State Community College, and Lorain County Community College.


The newspaper said Lorain County Community College would offer career development targeting minorities that are disproportionately unemployed. A Columbus State Community College program would help young people learn more about several career fields and entry-level skills. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College plans extra training for struggling graduates of a local food service industry training program.


The schools are expected to use the funding, resources and relationships they already have to launch the programs, with a boost from any attention raised by Gov. Kasich.


If the pilot program in Columbus happens as planned this summer, it will give about thirty high school students the chance to develop insight and skills in several industries, such as biosciences, graphics and gaming, or manufacturing. They’ll also get training to help with steps of finding a job, such as writing a résumé and interviewing.


The Lorain County program would likely be longer, placing students in a six- or nine-month training program and helping to connect them with employers.


The program could be replicated at other community colleges if it’s successful.

Via Dayton Daily News.


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