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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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Don’t Miss OWC Webinars

We are pleased to be able to relaunch our regular webinar series with an informal conversation with John Weber and Ryan Thompson from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development.  On Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 am we will hear some quick updates followed by a facilitated discussion about the state of workforce development in Ohio. Register here.

Look to the right!

We have updated and added to our list of links and you can find information and expertise from organizations based in Ohio or nationally.  We added links to the Good Jobs Institute and Aspen’s Job Quality Toolkit.  Check them out and let us know what other links we should add.

Action Alert from NSC

The National Skills Coalition has asked for support; please review the request and consider signing on!

 

“Investments in workforce are absolutely necessary in future stimulus packages. Unemployment filing is at an all-time high and could easily reach 20 percent, higher than even Great Depression era numbers. As we look to future packages that respond to our current crisis and its recovery, workers and businesses desperately need Congress to include vital investments in skills workers need to fill in-demand jobs today and to return to the workforce once our economy reopens.

On May 1st, members of the House of Representatives introduced Relaunching America’s Workforce Act (RAWA), Continue reading

Covid-19 State Policy Tool

The National Skills Coalition has released a tool-kit for state policy advocates to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic.  You can read it here.

OWC Joins SkillSPAN

The Ohio Workforce Coalition has been selected to join SkillSPAN, a nationwide network of state coalitions working to improve state policy.  Read the press release here.

Recorded Webinar: NAWDP Overview

In this webinar we heard from both Melissa Robbins, CEO and David Barch, Director of Membership and Certification who provided an overview of NAWDP along with details about the services, training and professional development opportunities they provide.

NAWDP, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals is a
501(c)(6) association dedicated to supporting individuals in the field as well as setting standards of excellence and recognizing accomplishments and leadership in the industry.</p?

View the recorded webinar here.

Next OWC Webinar on 9/30 at 1:00pm

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is a professional association founded to build capacity and support the needs of workforce development practitioners.  This is YOUR association!  NAWDP offers professional development, access to resources and coaching, a national conference, and networking with others in the field.  NAWDP also offers the Certified Workforce Development Professional Credential.

On our next webinar (September 30, from 1-2:00pm) we’ll be joined by NAWDP Executive Director, Melissa Robins and Director of Membership, David Barch. Melissa and Dave will offer an overview of the association and why you might want to engage.

Register here.