Toledo City Council
Votes to Fund Green Job Training
Toledo-Lucas County Green Jobs Partnership
To Help Grow New Economy
May 27, 2009, For Immediate Release
Toledo, OH – Last night, Toledo City Council passed an ordinance allocating $50,000 to the Toledo–Lucas County Green Jobs Partnership training program. Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara and Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak formed the Green Jobs Partnership to create a comprehensive green-jobs training program that prepares our workforce for entry-level jobs in the emerging green-collar economy.
“This collaborate economic development partnership will help grow our local green employers and promote job growth” explained Councilman Joe McNamara.
As part of a recent settlement with FirstEnergy, Toledo received $300,000 for “economic development and job creation purposes”. The $50,000 allocation approved by the Toledo City Council will be directed from this fund towards the Green Jobs Partnership training program.
“I applaud the City Council for investing significant resources in this Green Jobs Partnership. Together, the City and the County are now leading the way toward reinvigorating our local economy with good-paying jobs that will also help save the planet," said Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.