The Ohio Department of Development has approved more than $1.1 million in Energizing Careers Program grants for ten Ohio companies to assist in training workers in advanced energy technologies, including wind, solar and biomass."The future of our economy is advanced energy manufacturing and our workforce must keep up with the demands of the marketplace," said Christiane Schmenk, Director of the Ohio Department of Development. "These training dollars will benefit incumbent workers, as well as allow new employees to be hired." The program is made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Energy Sector Partnership Training program, funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For a list of companies that will receive grant funding, please visit the Ohio Department of Development Web site.