Ohio getting nearly $24 million for clean-energy job training; Summit County to benefit

Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio is getting nearly $24 million in federal stimulus funds to train workers for clean-energy jobs.

The announcement came today from U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Ohio's congressional delegation, including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Reps. Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, and Tim Ryan, D-Niles.

Five grants from the federal Energy Training Partnership program invest in diverse public-private partnerships to retrain workers in what was called ''the clean energy and efficiency industries,'' including clean-energy public transportation, wind, solar, geothermal, manufacturing, retrofitting and construction.

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