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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

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Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates – Workforce Development Positions

Follow the links below for more on the Workforce Development positions of Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates:

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Recording of Skill Works Webinar

Did you miss the Skill Works Webinar? 

Listen to the recording here.

In this webinar, we were joined by Trevor Pruitt, Associate at Skillful, to dive deeper into the Skillful program and learn about Skill Works. Our August webinar* featured Skillful, and there were a lot of questions about how Skillful works with business. This follow-up webinar answers those questions.

 

Skillful is working in Colorado to support employers in hiring skilled talent by adopting skills-based hiring. They are integrating Skill Works, a skills-based hiring workshop series through partnerships with the workforce system and various other local partners. In this webinar, you’ll hear how they are creating collaborative partnerships to meet industry need and see Skill Works content on how to adopt a skills-based job posting.

 

Grace Heffernan, Project Manager at Towards Employment, joins us at the beginning of the webinar to share an overview and some results from the TalentNEO initiative.

Listen to the recording here.

Download the presentation slides.

 

Download the Skill Works Participant Guide.

Register to learn more about the Skill Works Training Program

Join us for the October webinar!

This month we will be joined by Trevor Pruitt, Associate at Skillful, to dive deeper into the Skillful program and learn about Skill Works. Our August webinar featured Skillful, and there were a lot of questions about how Skillful works with business. We are offering this follow-up webinar to answer those questions.

Skillful is working in Colorado to support employers in hiring skilled talent by adopting skills-based hiring. They are integrating Skill Works, a skills-based hiring workshop series through partnerships with the workforce system and various other local partners.

In this webinar, you’ll hear how they are creating collaborative partnerships to meet industry need and see Skill Works content on how to adopt a skills-based job posting.

Register for the free webinar here.

New Report from Ohio Chamber Research Foundation

A new report, Ohio BOLD: A Blueprint for Accelerating the Innovation Economy, released by The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation describes how Ohio’s future in the innovation economy is at a pivotal point and outlines a blueprint for success using a statewide approach to pursuing strategic innovation opportunities around 4 platforms: NextGen Manufacturing, Future Health, Smart Infrastructure, Data Analytics. It is proposed that the state focus its innovation investments on three strategic priorities:

  • Infusing cutting-edge innovation into Ohio’s industrial economic drivers through focus on the four identified platforms to ensure existing industries remain globally competitive and new industries emerge;
  • Further elevating the entrepreneurial/risk capital ecosystem to drive future economic growth; and,
  • Developing, retaining, and attracting talent that Ohio’s industry demands.

Recording of SNAP E&T: AN OVERVIEW

Did you miss the SNAP E&T Webinar?

Listen to the recording here.

 

On September 24 the Ohio Workforce Coalition hosted a webinar delivering an Overview of SNAP E&T.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers Employment & Training resources for recipients of food support. These resources, known as SNAP E&T vary from county to county and aren’t often integrated into other workforce programs available through TANF or WIOA. The consequence is that Ohio is leaving federal dollars on the table.

Speakers include:

  • Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director for the National Skills Coalition,
  • Graham Bowman with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, and
  • Jennifer Marshall, VP of Human Resources and Workforce Development at Goodwill Columbus and recent participant in USDA’s national SNAP to Skill Learning Academy.

The recorded webinar includes an update about federal policy considerations, an outline of State of Ohio SNAP activity, and an overview of how to think about SNAP E&T as a local community partner in Ohio.

Download the presentation slides.

Recent News From the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Location, Location, Labor: What We’re Learning from Small and Midsize Urban Manufacturers in Ohio

While locating in an urban area helps, many small and midsize manufacturers still struggle to find suitable employees. What other barriers do they face, and how can local leaders and service providers help? Find out.

Cleveland—Slow Improvement Continues

Economic conditions in the Cleveland metro area continue to improve. The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points in the 12 months leading up to May 2018. Along with a drop in the unemployment rate, the Cleveland metro area is seeing median home values rise. Also, consumer debt per capita and the credit card delinquency rate remain at relatively low levels compared to the metro area’s recent past despite recent slight increases in both. Read more.

Cincinnati—Positive Conditions Continue

The Cincinnati region is seeing its lowest unemployment rates in nearly 17 years despite a rise of 0.1 percentage points in the metro area’s unemployment rate in April. And in the 12 months leading up to December 2017, employment in the area grew 1.4 percent, compared with 0.8 percent growth across Ohio. Per capita GDP grew roughly 2.5 percent in the Cincinnati metro area in 2016 after being adjusted for inflation; this gain was notably stronger than the gains registered in Ohio or the United States during the same period. Finally, while per capita consumer debt levels have drifted down slightly, credit card delinquency rates have drifted up slightly. Read more.

State of Working Ohio 2018

State of Working Ohio 2018 – Inequality amid job growth report from Policy Matters Ohio shows the economy is good, as measured by job growth but low wages persist in Ohio. Download the report here.

SNAP E&T: AN OVERVIEW

Join us to learn more about SNAP Employment & Training

September 24 at 1pm ET

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers Employment & Training resources for recipients of food support. These resources, known as SNAP E&T vary from county to county and aren’t often integrated into other workforce programs available through TANF or WIOA. The consequence is that Ohio is leaving federal dollars on the table.

 

 

Join the Ohio Workforce Coalition for an overview of SNAP E&T. Invited speakers include:

  • Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director for the National Skills Coalition,
  • Graham Bowman with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, and
  • Jennifer Marshall, VP of Human Resources and Workforce Development at Goodwill Columbus and recent participant in USDA’s national SNAP to Skill Learning Academy.

Participants will get an update about federal policy considerations, an outline of State of Ohio SNAP activity, and an overview of how to think about SNAP E&T as a local community partner in Ohio.

Register for the free webinar here.