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Gov. Kasich Promotes Job Readiness Program To Teens

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Governor John Kasich is making a push to teach high school students how to get a job after they graduate.

Governor Kasich visited with juniors from Mifflin High School Thursday, discussing the "Road to Readiness" program that gives students real-world access to leading businesses and professionals to gain insight into future careers.

"When people go to school, they ought to be taking something that prepares them for a job, " Governor Kasich said. "I absolutely believe that over the course of these couple days,some of these lives will be changed."

The 20 student group is one of 21 groups of Columbus Public Schools students going to participating employers like Huntington Bank, AEP, Ohio State University, Scotts Miracle Gro, Limited Brands, and Cardinal Health.  Huntington CEO Steve Steinour talked with Columbus Public School students about possible job choices and took them on a tour that included technology and creative services for the bank.

Steinour said making the connection between education and employment is essential to the Ohio economy.

"We have to have workers ready.  If we do that, with the other advantages we have, and we have many, we will be back on a growth curve," Steinour said…

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