Mike DeWine Visits Tri-C for MTC Tour
Ohio governor praises Tri-C’s work in training students to enter high-demand fields
During a Tuesday stop in Cleveland, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine toured the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) on the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The MTC served as a setting to emphasize the need for more training opportunities that connect residents of distressed communities with industries seeking to fill talent gaps.
“Something Tri-C does very, very well is working with the private business sector to allow people at different points in their career to get different industry recognized credentials to move up and get higher skills,” DeWine said to an assembly of College and community leaders, and members of the media.
DeWine noted manufacturing training programs like those at Tri-C serve a wide range of Ohioans, from traditional college students in their early 20s to older adults looking for a new direction in life.
“Some of the people who come here might be 60, might be 30, might be 20,” he said. “Many of them are sent directly by the company. By offering industry-recognized skills and working with the private sector, when people get through here, they have the ability to make a living or get a higher-paying, better job with more skills.”
DeWine’s said community colleges are “the absolute key to the future of Ohio.”
“This is one of the things we’ve been pushing in our administration in Ohio: our support for community colleges is going up,” he said.
September 29, 2021
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