FAIRBORN, Ohio – (WDTN) - In a stop at Wright State University Friday, Ohio’s governor explained how vital America’s veterans are to the work force.
Governor John Kasich says hiring veterans increases the quality of America’s workforce. “I like to say if you can drive a truck from Kabul to Kandihar, you can drive a truck from Dayton to Cleveland without a CDL license and a lot of rigmarole,” said the governor.
He also said the military is a great training ground for employment and creates the best and brightest natural, drug free leaders.
Wright State provides a number of services for veterans, like academic credits for military training and experience as well as courses designed specifically for vets and military students.
Veterans are primed to decrease Ohio’s unemployment numbers. The seasonally adjusted rate for February in the Buckey State is 6.5 percent – a drop from 6.9 in January. The national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.
According to the governor’s policies, the plan to improve jobless numbers is to academically prepare students as early as first grade, exposing them to subjects in school that will lead to the right occupations.
The jobs, Kasich says, will be there, but it’s up to Ohio to create the right environment for hiring.