XENIA, Ohio(WDTN)- As the need for skilled workers increases, enrollment numbers at the Greene County Career Center are on the rise.
“We’re at a point where we’re having to turn away students and have had to turn away 60 students for the upcoming school year,” Dave Deskins, superintendent at the career center, said.
That increase is one of the reasons superintendent, Deskins said the school needs a new facility and more programs related to flight and space. He said school partners in those industries say they don’t have enough skilled workers.
“There’s a strong need to fill those job markets here in our region. Companies are having trouble finding the workforce to fill those new aerospace related jobs,” the superintendent said.
The career center will ask voters to approve a levy to fund that this November. If approved, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay an additional $36 a year.
“This is a chance for Greene County Career Center and the kids and the adults in Greene County to expand into careers that we know are coming to this area,” Deskins said.
While the changes come with a cost, Superintendent Deskins said the upgrades will benefit more than just students.
“This is impactful to Ohio’s economy. Keeping the local workforce strong creates communities that are strong,” Deskins said.
Click here for more information on the levy.