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State Legislature approves Lepore-Hagan training bill

COLUMBUS — A bill to promote job training and workforce development, co-sponsored by state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

The bill will create the TechCred and Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) that would allow certain employers to receive up to $2,000 for training costs for current and prospective employees, and up to $3,000 to training providers for educating individuals in IMAP with a focus on helping low-income, underemployed or unemployed people.

“The economy is rapidly evolving and highly competitive,” Lepore-Hagan said. “With the right training and credentials, Ohio’s workers will put their skills, talent, energy and work ethic to use in attracting global job opportunities.”

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