Purposes open now for subsequent spherical of state Business Sector Partnership program

A second spherical of functions for the state’s Business Sector Partnership grants is now open.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted introduced the brand new spherical of funding throughout an occasion at MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Progress Community in Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 2. MAGNET is a regional companion in an current Business Sector Partnership. The partnerships assist corporations meet employment wants and produce people into the “workforce pipeline,” connecting companies, coaching suppliers and others, a information launch said.

The brand new spherical of funding, which was a part of the state working price range, makes about $2.45 million out there for brand spanking new and current partnerships, in keeping with the discharge. The partnerships should deal with in-demand sectors like manufacturing and supply regional methods, however might be situated all through the state. Purposes will probably be accepted by 3 p.m. Sept. 30.

“Business Sector Partnerships work as a result of we join educators and companies in a typical mission of serving to college students and adults earn the talents they should safe a significant profession,” Husted mentioned within the launch. “We will not go away this necessary connection to probability. The function state authorities can play is to assist fund and construct these native partnerships so educators know what to show, companies have entry to home-grown expertise and Ohioans earn increased wages and have extra job safety.”

The primary spherical of funding, awarded in January 2021, offered $2.5 million to 12 partnerships.