Senator stresses the importance of high-tech jobs

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Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke out about making sure the right training programs are in place in the Mahoning Valley to prepare workers for high-tech jobs.

Brown, D-Avon Lake, pointed out what’s happening at the Youngstown Incubator, NAMII and the auto industry as examples.

He also stressed the importance of workers having the right training for these jobs, and how that starts locally. That includes working with YSU, local labor unions and others to determine what training programs they want the federal government to fund.

“And then do it from the bottom up so the people train there, the young men and women, or the middle age men and women in the Mahoning Valley get training for jobs that exist that there is a real demand for,” said Brown.

This is part of bipartisian legislation called the SECTORS Act of 2013.

It stands for strengthening employment clusters to organize regional success.

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