Coshocton Career Center receives $4.4 million construction grant from state

COSHOCTON − The Coshocton County Joint Vocational School District recently received a $4.4 million Career and Technical Education construction grant through the State of Ohio.

The grant will enable the construction of two state-of-the-art labs dedicated to industrial maintenance and utility line worker programs at the Coshocton County Career Center. The grant is a significant milestone for the district and will have far-reaching benefits for future students and the local community, said Superintendent Matt Colvin in a press release.

Matt Colvin
Matt Colvin

"The new labs are a testament to our commitment to providing top-notch career and technical education opportunities to our students. These programs will further enhance our already impressive array of CTE labs, showcasing our dedication to preparing students for successful careers in these vital fields," Colvin stated.

The addition of the industrial maintenance for engineering and manufacturing and utility line worker programs is designed to provide students with cutting edge training while having a positive impact on the local community.

"These programs align with the needs of local industries and will help bridge the skills gap, ensuring that our graduates are well prepared for in-demand careers in the region," Colvin said.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's office reported receiving 59 applications for the program with 35 schools receiving almost $200 million in total. Funding is to be used on expanding education and training facilities to serve more students. Applications are also being taken now for the Career Technical Education Equipment grant program.

This article originally appeared on Coshocton Tribune: Coshocton Career Center gets $4.4 million construction grant