OH: Career Centers in Mahoning, Trumbull Counties Receive $10 Million for Construction, Expansion | Trade and Industry Development

OH: Career Centers in Mahoning, Trumbull Counties Receive $10 Million for Construction, Expansion

Jun 14, 2024

Career centers in the Ohio counties of Mahoning and Trumbull each received over $5 million in grants for construction and expansion of new facilities. The grants are part of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s $88 million in funds to Appalachian school districts to improve public health and enhance workforce development.

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center received $5.03 million for a new 12,000-square-foot facility that will house a healthcare facility, expand healthcare-related education programs and new classrooms and teaching labs. The project is has already received $11 million from the Career Technical Construction Program. The new building, expected to cost $14 overall, is expected to open in fall 2026.

Trumbull Career and Technical Center was awarded $5.126 million for a 13,600-square-foot expansion of its current facility, which will create an Industrial Technology Program to fill manufacturing jobs, expand mental health services and add spaces for other career pathways.

“This is part of our continued commitment to Ohio’s traditionally underserved Appalachian communities,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “No matter where you live in Ohio, everyone deserves access to high-quality education and healthcare resources, and these new centers will play an important role in the transformational change we’re beginning to see in the region.”

The OFCC grants will contribute to the construction of three other new facilities and the expansion of six other facilities throughout Ohio.

“This is another way we are investing in innovation, education, workforce and communities in Appalachia, boosting economic growth for the region so that the people living there can have a better quality of life and brighter future,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who attended MCCTC’s groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week.

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