State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) will join the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, higher education leaders and others to announce plans for the new Higher Education Regional Partnership and Training Center that will bring job training and accreditation programs to the region. Senator Peterson supported an amendment in the state's main operating budget to provide state funds for the project. 

The training center is a partnership between Ohio University Southern, Shawnee State University, University of Rio Grande, Southern State Community College, Ohio Strategic Training Center and the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation.

The partnership will be coordinated through Ohio University Southern in Ironton to help bring necessary technical degree and training programs to Lawrence County and the region. The areas of particular focus are expected to be manufacturing, logistics and health care. 

WHAT: Press conference to announce new partnership to bring job training and accreditation programs to the Lawrence County region

WHO: State Senator Bob Peterson; Scott Howard, Director of the Ohio Strategic Training Center; and others

WHERE: Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 216 Collins Avenue, South Point, OH 45680

WHEN: Monday, August 17 at 10 a.m.

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