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2 local agencies receive $12M in grants for job training



Published: Mon, June 18, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Two local agencies have received grants that will provide $12 million for job training.

The Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association and Trumbull County Department of Jobs & Family Services were named partners in two grants awarded last week by the U.S. Department of Labor.

One grant of $6 million addresses the skills gap in manufacturing in the Oh-Penn Interstate Region that encompasses Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania.

A second grant of $6 million focuses on maintaining the Business Resource Network in the region and expanding it into Brown, Adams, Scioto, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage and Pike counties.

Since May 2008, the resource network has been providing businesses in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties with a single point of contact to a variety of business services available from workforce, economic development and education partner organizations.


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1keepingitreal(25 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

A second grant of $6 million focuses on maintaining the Business Resource Network in the region and expanding it into Brown, Adams, Scioto, Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage and Pike counties.

Since May 2008, the resource network has been providing businesses in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties with a single point of contact to a variety of business services available from workforce, economic development and education partner organizations.

WHAT THE HECK IS THE RESOURCE NETWORK?

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2INTEL(62 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

What a waste of 12 Million dollars.. I wonder what BOZO approved this.. and I would like to know what his kick back pay was...

what type of retraining will this give to people.. or are you just going to tell them they dont make the grade..

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3LawDoc(38 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Why give 12 million dollars to an area where they are GIVING away jobs, yet the population can't pass the drug test?

You could have given each working household 1000 dollars for a vacation or what not to stimulate and revitalize the area economy. This is what you get.

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4fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

you're right INTEL

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5CongressWatcher(160 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I wonder how business ever functioned in this country without all these government programs? I know my comment sounds sarcastic, but I truly wonder why we need all these government funded "non-profits" to be successful at business.

Just two years ago, I had to listen to how all these companies were coming to this area because of the strong work ethic and highly skilled manufacturing work force that was here. Then we find out all we have is a bunch of uneducated workers that can not pass a drug test.

Is this the result of the brain drain that happened after the steel industry died? I seriously wonder how we have ended up in such dire straights.

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