The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 107, which creates a $1 million pilot project to provide grants to certain businesses for employing high school students to career exploration internships.
Chairwoman of the House Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee Nan Baker (R-Westlake), who sponsored House Bill 107, released the following statement on the legislation:
“The Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate have continued to work together to boost job creation and economic development in Ohio, and House Bill 107 is another way we are encouraging more opportunities for our citizens. Giving high school students the ability to gain firsthand experience in their fields of interest will give them a head start in the highly competitive job market, in addition to helping them to assess the careers they want to pursue in life. I applaud the Legislature for moving House Bill 107 forward in the effort to give Ohio’s young people a greater ability to compete in the modern workplace. I would also like to thank my constituents Duane Van Dyke of Van Dyke Architects, Nancy Ralls of the West Shore Career-Technical Education District, and John Sobolewski of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for testifying in support of House Bill 107.”