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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.

ACTION ALERT! Sign on to save federal workforce development funding

Last weekend the United States House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) that cuts nearly $3.8 billion in funding for job training programs under the Department of Labor. These cuts include the elimination of all Program Year (PY) 2011 Workforce Investment Act funding, and significant cuts to other workforce development programs.

In the recent past, WIA funds have supported the Ohio Skills Bank, Project HIRE, Urban Youth Works, and Constructing Futures. Now, more than ever, it is critical for Ohio Workforce Coalition members to come together to encourage Ohio’s Senator’s to oppose these cuts.

Please read the letter, and SIGN ON by 3-2-11 to show our leaders the importance of workforce development to Ohio’s economic recovery.

2 Responses

  1. I know personally how much we need additional funding for workforce development, not cuts in funding. The only way we will get out of this fiscal mess is to train people for new businesses focused on the green economy. Those jobs can’t be moved overseas and we can export the new technology so it is a win-win for everyone.

    • Thank you for your report. We are sending another alert this afternoon, and hope to continue demonstrating how important this funding is!

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