Chillicothe career center breaks ground on expansion

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) – Ohio is giving people a pathway to a skilled, high-paying job with no student debt.

Leaders with a career center in Chillicothe broke ground on its major new expansion Monday.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted visited the Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, which was awarded more than $7 million to expand its carpentry, construction, robotics, and manufacturing programs.

Husted said there are more jobs available in Ohio than there are people to fill them, especially so-called in-demand jobs, where employers are looking for skilled workers in certain trades.

On the state’s website, there are more than 32,000 jobs listed that pay more than $50,000 a year and don’t require a college degree.

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