In Delaware, Portman Tours Delaware Area Career Center, Meets with Its Leadership & Students

Portman Discusses Workforce Development with Career Center Leadership

August 28, 2019 | Press Releases

DELAWARE, OH – Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), toured Delaware Area Career Center, and met with the Center’s leadership to discuss Career and Technical Education and how his bipartisan JOBS Act legislation will help more Ohioans get the skills and training they need to find in-demand jobs.

“I had a productive discussion today with the leadership of the Delaware Area Career Center about our efforts to help their students and other workers get the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy,” said Portman. Strengthening Career and Technical Education by passing the JOBS Act will help ensure we make skills training more accessible and affordable. I will continue my work on the federal level to make sure that Washington is an effective partner with local communities in providing Ohioans with the skills training they need to succeed.”

Portman has taken the lead to address this skills gap by authoring the JOBS Act, bipartisan legislation that makes high-quality and rigorous short-term job training programs more affordable by expanding access to Pell Grants for low-income students. President Trump included the JOBS Act in his FY 2020 budget request and Portman is working to include this measure in broader legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year.  

As part of his JOBS Act and Workforce Tour, Portman has visited Warren Fabricating and Machining in Trumbull County, Stark State’s Akron Campus in Summit County, Staub Manufacturing and a graduation ceremony at Sinclair Community CollegeRhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing in Warren County, a Department of Justice Reentry Conference and Human Service Chamber roundtable in Franklin County, a Drug Addiction and Workforce Roundtable and a Ohio Labor’s Training Facility in Knox County, an EODA Annual meeting in Holmes County, Venture Products in Wayne County, an Investiture Ceremony at Central Ohio Technical College in Licking County, a Workforce Roundtable hosted by United Way of Cincinnati, and a graduation ceremony at Marion Technical College in Marion County, a roundtable at Southern State Community College in Highland County, a roundtable at The Point in Lawrence County, a roundtable at Hocking College in Logan County, and a roundtable at Morgal Machine Tool Company in Springfield.

Photos from the visit are below: