Another groundbreaking ceremony took place for Zane State, this time at the Cambridge campus.
Governor John Kasich, Zane State President Dr. Paul Brown and many other state and college officials participated in the groundbreaking of the new Energy Training and Education Facility which will help Zane State prepare Ohioans to fill job openings in the energy industry.
"We’re going to start this real early, but then we’re going to connect 10th, 11th and 12th grade to the great work that Paul is doing to our universities so it can be a seem less education to provide the skilled workers that these companies need so we’re not doing it on Monday and they need the workers on Tuesday, we want to be way ahead of the curve," said Gov. Kasich.
Zane State is at the forefront of helping the region realize the vision of a "high tech corridor". The college’s planned science and technology center in Zanesville and the expanded Cambridge campus will position the region to generate a number of skilled workers needed to attract new businesses.
"Zanesville leads the way, it’s a little bit bigger town than Cambridge but at the same time I think we’re becoming more partners. I think it makes us, it’s a bridge to our kids future but it’s a bridge to us regionally in southeastern Ohio," said Mayor of Cambridge Tom Orr.
Orr says thanks to good leaders in both cities, the best is ahead for both colleges in Cambridge and Zanesville.