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Workforce Center Receives $500,000 from State

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Workforce Center located near Greenville Senior High School will receive $500,000 in funding from Ohio’s 2015-2016 Capital Appropriations, which will provide more opportunities for local workforce training through enhanced equipment and a facility upgrades.

From the March 20, 2014 edition of The Daily Advocate

By Ryan Carpe, Staff Writer

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Workforce Center located near Greenville Senior High School will receive $500,000 in funding from Ohio’s 2015-2016 Capital Appropriations, which will provide more opportunities for local workforce training through enhanced equipment and a facility upgrades.

“This training facility is going to offer some great educational opportunities for students as well as for the adult workforce and local industry,” said Career Technology Director David Peltz. “I’m very excited to enhance our capabilities.”

The proposed project applies to the development of a local manufacturing training facility, and will offer educational options to Darke County high school juniors and seniors in coordination with post high school degree offerings at local colleges.

Although initial requests were for $1 million dollars for the entire project, the allotment of $500,000 is a big step in the right direction.

The proposal came to fruition as both organizations toured several state manufacturing facilities and made the commitment to expand the capabilities and scope of the existing Darke County Workforce Center. To accomplish those goals, both Darke County Economic Development and the Greenville City Schools District worked to propose an advanced manufacturing laboratory as well as a computer lab to provide blended learning options.

“It’s very good timing with the resurgence of manufacturing,” said Peltz. “It’s going to help us be able to provide that local training option for students and the workforce.”

Through the upgrades, the center plans to strengthen its already successful programming, which teaches hands-on technical and interpersonal skills to current students typically under-employed and under-skilled workers....

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