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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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Greetings OWC members and supporters:

Just a few days left to register is now open for the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s fall events. Click here to view an updated agenda for the Coalition meeting.

DON’T FORGET…Please read the platform, and click ENDORSE NOW. We welcome endorsements from both organizations and individuals, and have a goal of 125 endorsements by September 20th.

REMINDER: Ohio AG Community Small Grant apps due 9/15

Visit http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/CommunitySmallGrant for more info.

Let’s represent Ohio! NAWDP 2011 Annual Conference Call for Proposal

LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE?

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is seeking proposals for workshops at its 2011 Annual Conference, Turning the Tide, which will be held May 16-19, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Workshops are 75 minutes and should encompass best practices, which have demonstrated measures of success. Potential presenters will be asked to submit proposals for one of seven tracks:

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ACTION: Support effort to extend TANF ER Fund

Petition Congress to Extend the TANF Emergency Fund to Help Small Business and Save Jobs. Click: http://www.philaup.org/TANF/index.php.

The only public jobs program that has been enacted in the current recession, the TANF Emergency Fund is scheduled to expire at the end of September.  
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NAWDP and NAWB Seek YOUR Input

Dear Colleague:

Many times we tell our customers to add to their career portfolio by obtaining industry-recognized credentials.

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) have joined forces to identify how credentials play a part in our own profession – the workforce development profession.

We ask that you take about 12 minutes to complete a survey about the use of credentialing in the workforce development profession to help us strengthen our efforts to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s workforce development system.

The survey will be available until September 10, 2010. We will be happy to share a copy of the survey report with anyone who requests it.

Thank you for your continued support of workforce development and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Bridget Brown

Executive Director

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)

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Ohio’s TANF SEP extended!

Today I received an update from ODJFS that they have EXTENDED the availability of TANF SEP dollars through May 31, 2011. Unless their is federal action, we won’t be able to access the TANF ARRA Emergency funds after September 30th, but the state dollars will remain available until the new deadline. For a list of counties participating in Ohio’s TANF SEP program, click here.

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SEPTEMBER 22-23 Ohio Workforce Coalition events

Greetings OWC members and supporters:

Registration is now open for the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s fall events.

On September 22, join us at the Statehouse Atrium for a Legislative Reception. Governor Ted Strickland and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate John Kasich have been invited.

On September 23, join us at for the fall meeting of the Ohio Workforce Coalition. Highlights will include state agency updates from ODOD, BOR, and ODJFS; concurrent panels on Employer Engagement, Transitional Jobs, and Literacy; and invited keynote speaker Fred Dedrick, the first Executive Director of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

More details are available online.

DON’T FORGET…Please read the platform, and click ENDORSE NOW. We welcome endorsements from both organizations and individuals, and have a goal of 125 endorsements by September 20th.

Best,

Rebecca Kusner
Community Research Partners
rkusner@communityresearchpartners.org