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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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Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce releases new report

On Tuesday, the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce issued a lengthy report, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018,” with state-by-state analyses. See http://cew.georgetown.edu/JOBS2018/.

Key quote: “America is slowly coming out of the Recession of 2007—only to find itself on a collision course with the future: not enough Americans are completing college . . . By 2018, we will need 22 million new workers with college degrees—but will fall short of that number by at least 3 million postsecondary degrees . . . At a time when every job is precious, this shortfall will mean lost economic opportunity for millions of American workers.”

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