Education and workforce are inextricably linked. With a vision to create a workforce development system that is driven by the needs of business and adaptive to change, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation is working with regional collaborations to develop comprehensive partnerships between employers, education and training providers, workforce boards, and community organizations.
These Industry Workforce Alliances, also known as sector partnerships, can effectively address the skill needs of key industries within a region by assisting the many partners in:
- Understanding the current and future human capital needs within a specific industry;
- Developing innovative solutions to address both the short- and long-term skill needs; and
- Assisting education and training partners with the development of career pathways, aligning curriculum and credentials to the demands of local industry.
By helping to provide both the qualitative and quantitative data needed to understand and address skills gaps, Industry Workforce Alliances produce an industry-driven solution to addressing regional workforce shortages, creating greater opportunities for all Ohioans. Below you will find a set of useful resources to develop a successful Industry Workforce Alliance.