The cross-border collaboration between Northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania to strengthen talent developmentis taking shape. As mentioned previously, state and local officials on both sides of the state line are working together to develop talent and industries in the area.
The region’s first Interstate Region committee is made up of representatives of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. The collaboration’s first steps to develop the region will be revealed at an open summit on April 23 in Sharon, Pa.
From The Vindicator:
Bill Turner, Trumbull County One Stop administrator, said the Interstate Region will ultimately work to unveil new industries, retool current industries and identify a work force for developing industries in the area.
“This really makes sense because of the Pennsylvania and Ohio connection in the work force and industry,” Cene said. “We wanted to bring focus to those things in the area.”