• Overview

    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.

National think-tank needs Ohio examples

Community Research Partners is surveying the Ohio Workforce Coalition to identify examples of successful workforce intermediaries in Ohio. A 2005 Annie E. Casey study summarizes the typical attributes of workforce intermediaries. They:

• Pursue a “dual customer” approach.
• Organize multiple partners and funding streams toward common goals.
• Provide and/or broker labor market services to individuals and employers that include, but go beyond, job matching.
• Project a vision that motivates and guides its partnerships and activities.

This work can be done out of any entity–a community based organization, a workforce investment board, a college etc. Please comment with examples of successful intermediaries in Ohio or email Rebecca Kusner.

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