Support strong career training


By Mike Bowers - Darke County Economic Development Director



Editor:

In Darke County, we are very fortunate to have a strong manufacturing base to complement our agricultural roots. I have worked hard over the last several years to assist these businesses with the sustainability and growth of their companies. I have developed strong relationships with these businesses and a genuine interest in their success.

One thing I consistently hear from these employers is their need for a skilled workforce. My office works with these companies and the local school districts to make sure there is opportunity for our local students in the years to come. These young people are our greatest future asset. We have an opportunity to continue to move this forward, not only for the businesses but the students as well. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (some of you may still call it JVS) has a bond/levy issue on the ballot this November. This bond/levy issue will be able to increase the number of students it can place in the workforce and provide modern equipment for training these future employees.

This bond/levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $4.18 per month for 10 years and then drop to $3.17 per month for the remaining 20 years. This small investment will provide tremendous dividends to Darke County employers for years to come. The strong career training provided by MVCTC is critical to our future economic growth and prosperity. This investment is for our students.

On November 7th, I ask you to support the MVCTC bond/levy and continue the investment in the future of Darke County.

Mike Bowers

Darke County Economic Development Director

By Mike Bowers

Darke County Economic Development Director