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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.

Wow–what a week

I wasn’t able to provide weekly updates this week because I have been out of the office gathering information and learning a lot! I have included some links below but look for a very meaty update next week!

On Tuesday I was in Chicago for a Joyce Foundation meeting of state workforce development advocates. We discussed how state budgets have impacted our work, how we work to advance our platforms, and how advocates can maintain good work during election cycles–any ideas?

On Wednesday I testified before the Ohio House of Representatives’ Committee on Economic Development as an interested party for HB 283. I discussed the importance of middle skill jobs to Ohio and the need to invest in training Ohio’s low-income/low-skill adults.

Yesterday and today I was at the AFL-CIO/United Labor Agency’s annual conference. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some of their presentations! We got updates on Ohio’s Rapid Response programs, an overview of Ohio’s Layoff Aversion strategies, and a presentation of how the United Steelworkers have partnered with the Sierra Club and formed the Blue-Green Alliance. Great stuff.

One Response

  1. Sounds like a busy and productive week!

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