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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.

OWC Education and Workforce Updates

The Trump budget proposes drastic cuts to workforce development funding. The National Skills Coalition and Ohio Workforce Coalition urge you to reach out to your members of Congress and demand they reject these cuts. Search for your member here.

The House Education and Workforce Committee introduced legislation that would reauthorize Perkins. Read the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act as introduced by Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).

Do you use ACT WorkKeys with clients and/or businesses? If so, you should know about changes coming to the WorkKeys assessments this fall. You can learn more on the ACT website.

Policy Matters Ohio has released a new paper about the track record of For-Profit Colleges in Ohio. Read it and other publications here.

Check out this New York Times article about how a job is no longer enough for economic stability: Steady Jobs, With Pay and Hours That Are Anything But.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new report that documents their learning about racial equity and inclusion during the Jobs Initiative, a multi-year, national initiative designed to improve employment options for young people leaving in low-income areas of the country. Read the full report online.

Reimagine Retail is a new initiative managed by the Aspen Institute with support from the Walmart Foundation. Are you considering work on retail pathways? Check out this list of resources about working in the retail sector.

As part of a broader effort to raise awareness of the important role job access and worker mobility play in our economy, the Fund for Our Economic Future is collecting stories from individuals affected by transportation challenges that prevent them from getting or keeping a job. Please distribute this flyer to those you think might have a story to share.

On July 13 at noon, join Cleveland-based non-profit Towards Employment for a Lunch & Learn about the results of WorkAdvance, a national demonstration project that was evaluated by MDRC. Towards Employment will share the highlights from the impact evaluation and what was unique to Northeast Ohio. To register for the webinar, email khansonmorris@newgrowthgroup.com.

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