Intel partners with Ohio colleges to develop future workforce

Intel is trying to make sure it has the workforce it needs when it opens two semiconductor plants east of Columbus in 2025.

The state says this largest single-private investment in Ohio has the potential to bring as many as 20,000 jobs to the area.

Because it needs to hire qualified people, Intel is paying eight institutions — which are leading more than 80 others — $17.7 million over three years. The money is for course development, equipment and the recruitment of underrepresented students who will become technicians and entry-level engineers. This is part of the company’s $50 million commitment to Ohio higher education over the next decade.

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