Washington County Career Center receives $100,000 grant for job training

MARIETTA, Oh. (WTAP) - A local technical school gets a financial boost from Buckeye Hills Regional Council.

Washington County Career Center received a $100,000 grant Wednesday.
The Regional Job Training grant is made available through the distribution of Ohio casino licensing fees.

The career center says this will help with their workforce development programs, specifically in-demand jobs.

"They're specifically to be used to address workforce issues in Ohio and in Ohio communities," Buckeye development director Bret Allphin said.

"To see that workforce money go right back into the community," WCCC director of adult training Tony Huffman said, "and so we applied for $100,000 and appreciate the ability to get that and allow Ohio residents to come and apply to that to take one of our great in-demand training programs, whether it medical, industrial or I-T."

The grant money will also be used to help Ohio residents with tuition assistance for the school's training programs.

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