The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will receive $11,417,404 as part of more than $200 million from the state to help expand education and training facilities to serve students.

MCCTC was one of 35 schools out of 59 that applied in the state to receive the grants.

The funding will be used locally for the MCCTC classes in robotics and engineering, electricity and automated systems specialist programs, computer networking and cybersecurity classes, AI systems, software engineering and welding, and industrial maintenance.  

"...We have 54 companies coming to or expanding their operations into Ohio, creating thousands of jobs," said Governor Mike DeWine.

"This significant investment means more than just state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment. It's an affirmation to every student, parent, teacher, and employer in Ohio that we believe in the potential and promise of CTE," expressed Dee Smith, Ohio Association of Career Technical Education Executive Director.

Lt. Governor Husted said, "Having access to high-quality equipment that Ohio businesses use will help students swiftly transition from classroom to workplace."

The funding will be used to build and expand classrooms and training centers in Ohio.