Lt. Governor Husted visits Terra State
Lt. Governor Jon Husted visited Terra State Community College on Thursday, May 6, as a part of his effort to tour Ohio education institutions and businesses for In-Demand Jobs Week.
Husted has been instrumental in improving and recognizing workforce training and education since he was elected in 2018.
“I would like to thank Lt. Governor Husted for his continued support for workforce education,” said Terra State President Dr. Ron Schumacher, “We are grateful for the ongoing support from our community partners at Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., the Power and Communication Contractors Association and the Wireless Infrastructure Association that make this a successful career path for our students.”
Lt. Governor Husted spoke with students, faculty, staff and community members about Terra State’s utility construction installer certificate program. Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co. displayed equipment used in the utility construction field. Terra State’s utility construction installer certificate is one of five in the country and the only in Ohio.
After a brief discussion about the program’s curriculum and equipment, the Lt. Governor moved inside for a roundtable discussion about the importance of the program to Ohio’s 5G broadband workforce. Husted also spoke with industry leaders from regional contractors, the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), Continuum Capital, Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Centers Superintendent Greg Edinger, Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Beth Hannam, elected officials Senator Bill Reineke and Mayor Danny Sanchez, Terra State Community College Chairperson Kay E. Reiter, as well as Terra State faculty, administrators and students.
“Ohio can't expand high-speed internet unless we have a workforce available to install the infrastructure,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Terra State Community College’s utility construction installer certificate program helps students develop the skills to start a career in this rapidly expanding occupation as businesses aggressively attempt to hire more employees to serve their customers.’’