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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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Recorded Webinar: The Benefit Cliff

Did you miss the January Webinar? 

The Benefit Cliff: View the recording here.

As families climb from poverty to economic independence, they lose public benefits as their income increases. Unfortunately, there are points on the journey where earning even $1 more means the family will lose a benefit worth hundreds of dollars each month.  This phenomenon, known as the benefit cliff, can be a barrier to self-sufficiency for low income individuals.

This webinar, led by Emily Campbell, Associate Director of The Center for Community Solutions, introduces listeners to the benefit cliff and how it can impact low-income families.  Data is presented which shows where Ohio working families experience a cliff, and there is discussion regarding how policy decisions in recent years have improved or deepened cliffs, and what it might take families to overcome these obstacles.

View to the recorded webinar here.

Download the presentation slides.

 

 

The Benefits Cliff: Register to Join Our Webinar

Join us for the January webinar!

As families climb from poverty to economic independence, they lose public benefits as their income increases. Unfortunately, there are points on the journey where earning even $1 more means the family will lose a benefit worth hundreds of dollars each month.  This phenomenon, known as the benefit cliff, can be a barrier to self-sufficiency for low income individuals.

This webinar, led by Emily Campbell, Associate Director of The Center for Community Solutions, will introduce participants to the benefit cliff and how it can impact low-income families.  Data will be presented which shows where Ohio working families would experience a cliff.  We will discuss how policy decisions in recent years have improved or deepened cliffs, and what it might take families to overcome these obstacles.

Register for the free webinar here.

Recorded Webinar: SNAP E&T, A How-To

Did you miss the November webinar?

SNAP E&T: A How-to.
Listen to the recording here.

In September’s webinar, we talked TANF and SNAP Employment and Training policy at the national, state, and local levels. In this webinar, learn about the mechanics of actually implementing a SNAP E&T program. We are joined by experts from Seattle Jobs Initiative, the technical assistance provider from SNAP to Skills and the USDA SNAP E&T Learning Academy.

SJI creates opportunities for people to support themselves and their families through living-wage careers. SJI provides technical assistance to states, counties, systems and providers working to build SNAP Employment and Training programs.

Listen to the recording here.

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Recording of Skill Works Webinar

Did you miss the Skill Works Webinar? 

Listen to the recording here.

In this webinar, we were joined by Trevor Pruitt, Associate at Skillful, to dive deeper into the Skillful program and learn about Skill Works. Our August webinar* featured Skillful, and there were a lot of questions about how Skillful works with business. This follow-up webinar answers those questions.

 

Skillful is working in Colorado to support employers in hiring skilled talent by adopting skills-based hiring. They are integrating Skill Works, a skills-based hiring workshop series through partnerships with the workforce system and various other local partners. In this webinar, you’ll hear how they are creating collaborative partnerships to meet industry need and see Skill Works content on how to adopt a skills-based job posting.

 

Grace Heffernan, Project Manager at Towards Employment, joins us at the beginning of the webinar to share an overview and some results from the TalentNEO initiative.

Listen to the recording here.

Download the presentation slides.

 

Download the Skill Works Participant Guide.

Register to learn more about the Skill Works Training Program

Join us for the October webinar!

This month we will be joined by Trevor Pruitt, Associate at Skillful, to dive deeper into the Skillful program and learn about Skill Works. Our August webinar featured Skillful, and there were a lot of questions about how Skillful works with business. We are offering this follow-up webinar to answer those questions.

Skillful is working in Colorado to support employers in hiring skilled talent by adopting skills-based hiring. They are integrating Skill Works, a skills-based hiring workshop series through partnerships with the workforce system and various other local partners.

In this webinar, you’ll hear how they are creating collaborative partnerships to meet industry need and see Skill Works content on how to adopt a skills-based job posting.

Register for the free webinar here.

New Report from Ohio Chamber Research Foundation

A new report, Ohio BOLD: A Blueprint for Accelerating the Innovation Economy, released by The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation describes how Ohio’s future in the innovation economy is at a pivotal point and outlines a blueprint for success using a statewide approach to pursuing strategic innovation opportunities around 4 platforms: NextGen Manufacturing, Future Health, Smart Infrastructure, Data Analytics. It is proposed that the state focus its innovation investments on three strategic priorities:

  • Infusing cutting-edge innovation into Ohio’s industrial economic drivers through focus on the four identified platforms to ensure existing industries remain globally competitive and new industries emerge;
  • Further elevating the entrepreneurial/risk capital ecosystem to drive future economic growth; and,
  • Developing, retaining, and attracting talent that Ohio’s industry demands.

Recording of SNAP E&T: AN OVERVIEW

Did you miss the SNAP E&T Webinar?

Listen to the recording here.

 

On September 24 the Ohio Workforce Coalition hosted a webinar delivering an Overview of SNAP E&T.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers Employment & Training resources for recipients of food support. These resources, known as SNAP E&T vary from county to county and aren’t often integrated into other workforce programs available through TANF or WIOA. The consequence is that Ohio is leaving federal dollars on the table.

Speakers include:

  • Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director for the National Skills Coalition,
  • Graham Bowman with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, and
  • Jennifer Marshall, VP of Human Resources and Workforce Development at Goodwill Columbus and recent participant in USDA’s national SNAP to Skill Learning Academy.

The recorded webinar includes an update about federal policy considerations, an outline of State of Ohio SNAP activity, and an overview of how to think about SNAP E&T as a local community partner in Ohio.

Download the presentation slides.