YSU Awarded $460K for Education, Skills Training

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Youngstown State University will receive $460,569 from the Ohio Department of Education for the education and skill training of students and/or incumbent workers.

The funding was approved by the state Controlling Board, state Rep. Lauren McNally of Youngstown, D-59th, announced Thursday. The funding is aimed at meeting the current and future talent needs of growing, emerging and high-demand industries through investment in capital equipment and facilities.

“YSU is an anchor institution that is committed to giving our region options for growth in manufacturing, which is so important to us all,” McNally said. “Continued investment from the state is needed to help the people living here succeed and be a part of that growth.”

The funding released Monday is part of the Ohio Department of Education’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills program, which is designed to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new enterprises and further entrepreneurship. 

“People need jobs. They also need jobs that can become careers and ways to take care of their families,” McNally said. “This investment and these efforts by YSU are how we create access and bring tools to people, allowing them to provide for those that matter most in their lives.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.