Improvements to the workforce system
OhioMeansJobs.com is Ohio’s free, online career counseling center that connects businesses to job seekers and provides career services to all Ohioans.
In-Demand Jobs List
Every two years, OWT surveys Ohio’s business community. The results, combined with labor market information, job posting trends on OhioMeansJobs.com, and JobsOhio’s targeted industries, is Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List, which guides Ohio’s workforce programs and priorities.
Workforce Success Measures
Ohio’s Workforce Success Measures Dashboard provides a statewide overview of Ohio’s largest workforce programs and their performance.
Workforce Supply Tool
Ohio’s Workforce Supply Tool provides businesses with historical information on graduates from high demand fields in Ohio, and projections for future graduates to help recruit a talent pipeline.
Combined State Plan
Ohio works with local providers and workforce stakeholders to submit a single, unified plan to the federal government for the State's core workforce programs: Title 1 - Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth, Aspire Adult Workforce Readiness Education Program (formerly ABLE), Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins).
Office of Opportunities for New Americans
By executive order, Gov. John Kasich has created the Office of Opportunities for New Americans and the New Americans Advisory Committee. These entities will help new and current immigrants do their part for our great state and become better integrated into the fabric of their communities. The Office of Opportunities for New Americans will reside within the Development Services Agency and will focus on making sure these new Ohioans are job ready by coordinating existing efforts at the state level, communicating with immigrant support groups and by identifying and tearing down barriers that prevent or impede their integration into society and economic success.
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Regional Workforce Collaboration
Throughout Ohio, communities are collaborating to build partnerships for the benefit of students, job seekers, and businesses. To provide a framework for other communities to follow, OWT interviewed eight exemplary workforce partners to build Regional Workforce Collaboration: Guidelines for Action.
Business Advisory Councils
Businesses are important partners who can help shape the educational experiences of Ohio students. Businesses can partner with schools to share news about job trends and opportunities, as well as economic changes that will affect jobs. They can play a role in district curriculum development and help create new opportunities for students, such as work-based learning experiences. Learn how to become involved here.
In-Demand Jobs Week (May 7-11, 2018)
In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of jobs, industries, and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. Communities statewide are planning events and activities to inspire excitement and awareness among students and job seekers. To learn how to get involved, download Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs Week Guide for Educators or Ohio's In-Demand Jobs Week Guide for Businesses and Workforce Professionals and visit the In-Demand Jobs Week website.
How are you celebrating In-Demand Jobs Week next May? Let us know!
Ohio businesses report a lack of professional or “soft” skills as a barrier to hiring talented workers. To help address this challenge, the State of Ohio surveyed business leaders to identify which professional skills are in highest demand among employers. Beginning with the class of 2018, high school students who demonstrate the top 15 professional skills, validated by three or more mentors, will be eligible to earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal on their transcripts and diplomas. For more information, visit the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal Page and view the growing list of employer testimonials.
ApprenticeOhio is Ohio's one-stop resource for apprenticeship information. Current and prospective apprentices and employers can use this tool to learn more about becoming an apprentice or sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Learn more at Apprentice.Ohio.gov and follow ApprenticeOhio on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The Ohio Department of Education has developed tools to aid businesses and schools in developing and managing work-based learning opportunities for students. To get started, access the Work-Based Learning page for Businesses and Communities or the Work-Based Learning page for Schools and Educators.
FY18-19 State Budget
Ohio’s FY18-19 Budget: World Class Preparation for Careers and College
Transforming Ohio’s workforce-preparedness is a key priority for Governor Kasich and an essential component of his efforts to create an economic environment that promotes job creation and opportunity for all Ohioans. Read more about the workforce proposals in the state budget here.