Business groups praised the passage of a bill they say makes it easier for Ohio employers to train and hire student workers.
The legislation, if signed by Gov. Mike DeWine, establishes the Student Pathways to Career Success Grant Program, which would give businesses financial incentives and creates a two-year pilot program that would allow a workers’ compensation premium discount to an employer with a work-based learning experience for students.
The bill also gives a 15% tax credit for employers from wages paid to students in a career-technical education program.
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development would be required to work with the Department of Education, the chancellor of Higher Education, and JobsOhio to create the incentive program that establishes financial incentives for Ohio businesses to provide work-based learning.