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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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One-Stop successes

Over the last few weeks, I have been learning more about how Ohio’s workforce investment areas are implementing the Workforce Investment Act.  I can’t go into all of it here, but I thought I would share some positive information: Continue reading

ODJFS On-the-job training, training.

Sent To: Ohio’s Workforce Development Community

Training: Implementing On-The-Job Training (OJT) in Ohio’s Workforce Development System (with John Chamberlin) and OJT National Emergency Grant Training with Ron Weber

Date and Time: Monday, November 22 (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)

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Ohio WIA Program Year 2009 report available

The 2009 program report for Ohio’s workforce investment programs is now available at http://www.doleta.gov/performance/results/AnnualReports/PY2009/OH_PY_2009_State_Data_Book.pdf.

According to the report, in PY 2009, Ohio met 8 of 9 negotiated performance goals and served 79,947 adults, dislocated workers, and youth at at average cost per participant of $2,360.  Check back soon for further analysis.   

Updates from the Workforce Network

The newsletter of the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network is available online at http://bit.ly/bYGwZ4.

National Debate on the Cost of Higher Education

PBS stations around the country are now airing the broadcast of an important Lumina-sponsored debate on the cost of higher education. Check local listings for broadcast times in your area or watch online at Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Multiple opportunities to comment on Ohio workforce policy

The Governor’s Workforce Policy Board has posted three policies for public comment.  View and comment at http://ohioworkforceboard.org/PoliciesPublications.aspx.

Summit County approves summer jobs program for youth

Read more online at http://www.ohio.com/news/94803694.html.