Ohio has selected 54 school districts across the state to receive funds.
COLUMBUS – Several school districts in Mahoning Valley are among those in the state that will receive grants under the Innovative Workforce Incentive Program.
Brookfield, Campbell and the Academy of Urban Scholars Youngstown received Grant 1 of the Innovative Workforce Incentive Program.
Youngstown, Brookfield, Mahoning County Educational Service Center and Trumbull County Educational Service Center received Grant 2 of the Innovative Workforce Incentive Program.
A total of 54 school districts in Ohio received grants totaling $ 13.5 million. The funds will help districts establish new programs that allow students to earn industry-recognized degrees in priority industrial sectors, according to a press release.
“This funding will help more high school students obtain in-demand career degrees that lead to quality, better-paying jobs without the high costs and debt that come with many college paths,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, director of the governor’s office. of Workforce Transformation, said in the statement. “Professional credentials are what a growing number of companies look for when making hiring decisions, and the people of Ohio and the Ohio economy benefit when more of them. high school students are ready for a career. “
The DeWine-Husted administration and Ohio lawmakers created the Innovative Workforce Incentive Program to increase the number of high school students who earn industry-recognized degrees. Degrees provide students with in-demand skills that can lead to well-paying employment, the release said.