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Ohio state government comes to Bluffton on Monday

Governor, Lt. Governor and Senate President will sign House Bill 2 at GROB

Ohio’s state government comes to Bluffton on Monday morning.

Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted,  and OhioSenate President Larry Obhof, will visit and tour GROB Systems, Bluffton, at 9:30 a.m.

During the visit, they will sign House Bill 2, which codifies the TechCred and Industry Sector Partnerships programs and creates the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program. 

The 21-page bill is attached at the bottom of this story.

This is the first visit to Bluffton by an Ohio governor since then-Gov. Ted Strickland, visited Bluffton University following the baseball bus accident.

According to the governor’s office, Ohio’s TechCred Program help Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.  

These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need. 

Also attending the signing is Jon Cross, a primary sponsor of the bill. Robert Cupp, member of the House, and Matt Huffman, member of the senate, are both co-signers of the bill.

Michael Hutecker, CEO of Grob Systems, Inc., will also be present at the bill signing.