On Friday, September 16th, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted visited the TCESC’s Education Extenstion in Lordstown as a part of his Next Generation Job Tour.
The Lt. Governor participated in a round table discussion with Trumbull County public school administrators, workforce leaders, and students attending the Education Extention program. The panel talked about the future of the workforce, the need we currently have for more skilled laborers, and the opportunities these students attending the Education Extension have had before them.
“A pre-apprenticeship program prepares you for many careers right out of high school, but you also have a good academic background, and that's what we want our students to have,” said Lt. Governor Husted.” “This economy will continue to change, and we want these students to have a good foundation to launch into their careers and have a prosperous future.”
With the support of Innovative Workforce Incentive Program (IWIP) grant funding made possible by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Education, the TCESC began offering an Ohio State Apprenticeship Council (OSAC) recognized pre-apprenticeship program earlier this fall.
“We are trying to lift this up both with our investment and our voices to let people know career centers and trade schools are great pathways to wonderful careers,” - said Lt. Governor Jon Husted.