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Last updated 9:13PM ET
September 21, 2018
WOUB Local News
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High tech jobs grant for region
(WOUB) -
The United States Department of Labor is putting up $5 million to train people in interactive digital technology in the Appalachian Ohio region.

The three-year grant will be used to establish three Cyber Centers -- at Ohio University, Shawnee State University, and Kent State University-Tuscarawas.

These centers will help provide training and career development at vocational centers, community colleges and high schools throughout the region.

Interactive Digital Technology - I-D-T - is the backbone of computer-based games used for entertainment, interactive simulations and training.

Project director Bill Sams says "Local young people have the opportunity for well-paid jobs while remaining in their communities."

The granted will be implemented by The Ohio Valley Interactive Technology Alliance...which is based in Athens.
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