Ohio Announces $200M for Career-Tech Expansion


Thirty-five schools across Ohio will receive a share of nearly $200 million to expand their career-technical facilities. The OMA advocated for this funding, which was prioritized by the DeWine-Husted administration as part of the biennial budget (House Bill 33). The funded projects are expected to allow schools to serve an additional 3,719 students, including more than 1,000 in manufacturing programs. Read the governor’s news release and this list of awardees. Meanwhile, Ohio schools may apply for the state’s Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program through Dec. 15. Applicants seeking training equipment for in-demand fields, such as manufacturing, will be prioritized. The OMA also advocated for this funding in the state budget. 11/6/2023