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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.

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.

New Members Join OWC Leadership Committee

The Ohio Workforce Coalition is pleased to welcome the following new members of our leadership committee:

  1. Rob Guentter, Workforce Board Director for Area 16 (Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties)
  2. Treye Johnson, Regional Outreach Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  3. Mardia Shands, Chief Diversity Officer for Tri Health in Cincinnati

We are excited for the new energy and leadership these members will bring and we are deeply grateful to our members who are rolling off—Bert Cene, Executive Director of Mahoning and Columbiana Workforce Board; Janice Urbanek, Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce (former); and Kyle Fee, Regional Community Development Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.