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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.

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.

Recorded Webinar: Opportunity Occupations

View our May Webinar

Exploring Opportunity Occupations: Kicking off In-Demand Jobs Week with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

In this webinar we heard from from Kyle Fee, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He shared an overview of a new report he co-authored with Keith Wardrip from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Lisa Nelson from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Combining publicly available labor market information and online job ads data, their work identifies a subset of occupations that are generally accessible to those without a four-year college degree but pay above the national annual median wage (adjusted for regional price differences). They refer to these identified occupations as “opportunity occupations” and total amount of employment associated with them as “opportunity employment”. Their work also explores the factors that help explain the differences observed in the share of opportunity employment across the largest metros in the US.

View the recorded webinar here.
Download the presentation slides here.
Read the report and find other information online here.




State Operating Budget

State Operating Budget Released

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently released his proposed budget for fiscal years 2020-2021. For more information you can also visit the State Budget Website.

Download the budget documents:

2020-2021 Appropriation Spreadsheet
HB166_00_IN 2020-2021 State Budget as Introduced to the General Assembly


*The most recent OWC Learning Network webinar provided an overview of the state budget. Listen here.