LIMA, Ohio (AP/WSAZ) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich says that the state's higher education system is one of the greatest assets for economic development.
The governor also says in Tuesday's State of the State speech that the state must better integrate job creators in the state's academic settings and academic programs.
Kasich says this is important so Ohio children will receive the skills they need based on their passions and ambitions to fill the jobs of the future.
The governor says a full integration will allow young people to chart a course for a successful career or occupation that can lead to a better life and a stronger family.
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis released the following statement in response to Kasich’s address:
“We appreciate Governor Kasich’s continued support of higher education and his recognition of the importance of higher education in the ‘State of the State.’ We look forward to working with the Governor and our peers across the state to get the new funding formula for higher education passed in the Ohio Legislature. These measures support Ohio University’s core values as well as the state’s economic priorities.”