The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UjYLXk ) reports that the trip by Kasich to the annual global economic summit in the Alps will be tied to his plan to better align worker-training programs to meet the needs of advanced manufacturers.
It will be the first overseas trip by an Ohio governor since then-Gov. Bob Taft went to Mexico in October 2006.
Kasich's staff is still pulling together details of his stay at the Jan. 23-27 forum. The event will draw some of the world's richest and most powerful people to discuss an array of economic issues.