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Brown talks up Workforce Investment Act in Ohio
Brown is pushing bill that would fund workforce training.
Story by LEWIS WALLACE


 
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (D)
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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is talking about the shortage of skilled workers in Ohio.

For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports the Democratic senator spent time this week in Southwest Ohio pushing a bipartisan bill to fund workforce training.

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The high-tech manufacturing center at Sinclair is this clean, bustling workshop where they teach students to use computers and automation—and then match them up with manufacturers who need those skills.

In 2013, the feds spent more than 8 billion dollars on training programs like this one through the Workforce Investment Act.

Sen. Brown is working on a bipartisan renewal of that bill, and he’s calling for more local control over the money.

“It’s been something I’ve worked on for years coming out of a bunch of roundtables where I’ve listened to employers and laid-off workers, figuring out how do they get together,” Brown said.

So, what’s the likelihood of getting this bipartisan Senate Bill through the House?

“I don’t know what’s the likelihood in the House,” Brown said. “I mean John Boehner wakes up every morning and has to decide whether he’s speaker of the Tea Party or speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

The current House version of the act slashes funding in many areas.

In an email, a representative for Speaker Boehner’s office says the House has been waiting for Senate action on that and other House jobs legislation for years now.

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