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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.

Fred Dedrick confirmed for Coalition’s fall meeting

Exciting news! Fred Dedrick will be delivering the keynote address at the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s Fall meeting on September 23rd. Register now!

Below has been excerpted from http://www.jff.org/staff-member/fred-dedrick/1020

Mr. Dedrick is the first Executive Director of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS), which supports local funding collaboratives investing in workforce partnerships that recruit, train, place, retain, and advance new and incumbent workers in key industry sectors.

Mr. Dedrick has more than 30 years of experience in addressing local and regional needs, including improving workforce development through partnerships. Most recently, he served as Pennsylvania’s deputy secretary for workforce development, overseeing roughly $150 million in federal and state workforce funding. He also served on the executive committee of JOIN, Philadelphia’s regional collaborative supported by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Prior to his tenure as deputy secretary, Mr. Dedrick was the executive director of Pennsylvania’s statewide Workforce Investment Board, developing recommendations for Governor Ed Rendall regarding workforce policy and strategy. He also has held various leadership roles statewide and in Philadelphia that involved attracting new businesses, developing industry-specific education programs, and engaging in other workforce-related activities.

Mr. Dedrick earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and his MPA from Princeton University. He currently serves on the leadership council of the National Skills Coalition.

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