Manufacturing Mentorship Program Included in House Budget Bill

When the House unveiled the state budget sub-bill (HB 166) this week, the Manufacturing Mentorship Program — as proposed by the DeWine administration — was still intact. The program would allow 16- and 17-year old students to work part-time in a manufacturing facility under the guidance of a “mentor.” This would allow certain minors who are not part of a “bona fide educational program” to gain exposure to manufacturing careers while in high school.

The House will continue its budget deliberations over the next week. 5/2/2019