Continuing his efforts to create sustainable job growth and revitalize Ohio's economy, U.S. Rep. Zack Space (OH-18) today used his 5th FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO tour stop to highlight the Coal Miner Training Program in Cadiz.
"This program represents the future of coal mining here in Appalachia," said Space. "We've been blessed by God with an abundance of this natural resource, and as we work to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil by investing in domestic sources of power, this proves that Ohio coal can -- and will -- be a part of the equation."
"I am extremely proud that I could facilitate the creation of this program, extremely grateful for all of the support that it's received, and extremely happy that it is being met with great success," Space continued.
The coal miner training program in Cadiz was created through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Development, educators, and the Buckingham Coal Company. The program selects, trains, and offers internships to participants while preparing them to become certified coal miners through coal mine basics and mine safety training.
This was the 5th stop on Congressman Space's FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO tour, launched in January to highlight innovative practices being employed by local businesses, educators, institutions, and others that are creating jobs and investing in the long-term economic health of Southeastern and East Central Ohio. Previously, Space highlighted Adena's PACCAR Center in Chillicothe, the Morgan County Learning Center in McConnelsville, and the JELD-WEN manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon.