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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.

Public Policy Priorities Released!

On March 1st, the Ohio Workforce Coalition shared public policy priorities for the 2022-2023 biennium on a webinar for members. These most recent priorities are OWC’s first public release of recommendations since 2010 and represent a focus on critical issues the OWC is uniquely positioned to advance through leadership.

View OWC Policy Priorities for an Inclusive Economic Recovery and then…

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OWC Webinars Available

If you have missed an OWC webinar from the last two years, take a look at this page for the recordings. You can browse topics and download sessions if you’d like.

Don’t forget to join our mailing list so you don’t miss out on upcoming sessions including December: Employer Engagement–you can talk race equity & job quality, and January: The OWC–An Overview of Our 2021-22 Policy Agenda.

Updated for 2021: Resources

We have updated and added to our list of links and you can find information and expertise from organizations based in Ohio or nationally.  Do you know of a resource we should feature on our website? We can take links to website, blogs, newsletters, social media and so on. 

Action Alert from NSC

The National Skills Coalition has asked for support; please review the request and consider signing on!


“Investments in workforce are absolutely necessary in future stimulus packages. Unemployment filing is at an all-time high and could easily reach 20 percent, higher than even Great Depression era numbers. As we look to future packages that respond to our current crisis and its recovery, workers and businesses desperately need Congress to include vital investments in skills workers need to fill in-demand jobs today and to return to the workforce once our economy reopens.

On May 1st, members of the House of Representatives introduced Relaunching America’s Workforce Act (RAWA), Continue reading

Covid-19 State Policy Tool

The National Skills Coalition has released a tool-kit for state policy advocates to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic.  You can read it here.