Workforce Bill Finally Clears Final Legislative Hurdles

This week, the Ohio lawmakers approved the conference committee report on House Bill 2, clearing the legislation’s final hurdle before implementation of the statewide industry sector partnership grant program.

The bill, which has had hearings since it was introduced during the budget process, saw its progress delayed this fall due to disagreements over the Individual Micro-Credential Assistance Program. That program — geared directly towards individuals and not companies — faced an uncertain future due to concerns about its implementation. Lawmakers were able to rectify those differences, while also protecting the language and funding for both Ohio TechCred and the very important industry sector partnership grants.

Look for the industry sector grant partnership applications to be available in early 2020. 12/12/2019