Trumbull, Mahoning Career Centers Receive Combined $10M

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state has awarded more than $10 million to the career and technical centers in Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help improve public health and enhance workforce development.

The Trumbull Career & Technical Center was awarded $5.1 million for a 3,600-square-foot expansion of its current facility to create an Industrial Technology Program to fulfill in-demand jobs in manufacturing, expand current mental health services and add spaces for STEAM and a mental health care pathway.

The Mahoning County Career & Technical Center will receive $5 million for a new 12,000-square-foot facility that will house a health care facility, expanded health care-related education programs and new classrooms and teaching labs. On Wednesday, MCCTC broke ground on a separate $15 million, 35,000-square-foot building for in-demand programs.

The funding announced Wednesday is part of more than $88 million awarded to 11 school districts by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission through the Appalachian Community Innovation Centers Program, which aims to create full-service centers for public education, community health services and career development in Appalachia Ohio.

“This is part of our continued commitment to Ohio’s traditionally underserved Appalachian communities,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “No matter where you live in Ohio, everyone deserves access to high-quality education and health care resources, and these new centers will play an important role in the transformational change we’re beginning to see in this region.” 

Each center will provide programming and services that could include in-demand job training; Ohio Means Jobs support; classrooms and computer labs; walk-in health and mental health clinics; on-site dental services; and wellness, physical health and training space.

The new centers will be open to any Ohioan who needs assistance, including those living outside the school districts receiving the awards. 

“This is another way we are investing in innovation, education, workforce and communities in Appalachia, boosting economic growth for the region so that the people living there can have a better quality of life and brighter future,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said.

Pictured at top: The Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.