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Ohio Gov. John Kasich warns there’s a tsunami coming. And, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of technology giant Google and other ventures, does not disagree with the forecast. Ohio must better position itself, and align its education systems, to better prepare its residents for the increasingly complex, technology-intertwined jobs of the future, they said.
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A year ago, Gov. John Kasich’s Executive Workforce Board came up with a package of ideas meant to help the state’s school districts do a better job of graduating students who were ready to go to work.Two of those ideas — adding non-voting school board members to help craft a curriculum to meet local business needs and getting teachers to spend time in a business to understand workplace needs — were rejected by lawmakers.But Kasich on Tuesday urged the board to continue it...
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Website will link manufacturers, schools

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By Rachel Abbey McCaffertyA new website will connect manufacturers and Lake and Geauga county schools, helping students learn about the opportunities available in the industry and companies prepare the next generation of workers.NextWork, which was started under the direction of the Wickliffe City School District, is just one of many programs working to close the skills gap in manufacturing. The approach NextWork is taking is a collaborative one that allows companies and schools to get involved ...
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By Carrie Ghose  –  Staff reporter, Columbus Business FirstNov 16, 2017, 4:35pm A nonprofit apprenticeship that puts novices in junior software and technology jobs is expanding to Ohio – including a Columbus branch – and three other states with the help of a $7.5 million federal grant.Apprenti was founded last year in Seattle by the nonprofit Washington Technology Industry Association to help employers with a persistent talent crunch...
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With more than 19,000 apprentices earning while they learn in more than 200 occupations, ApprenticeOhio ranks second in the nation and first in the region in the number of apprentices, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced recently.
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Public Library Opens Job and Career Center

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Source: The Business Journal, Youngstown Ohio - http://businessjournaldaily.com/public-library-opens-job-and-career-center/YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individuals seeking information and resources related to finding and preparing for jobs have a new space dedicated to accommodating their needs.The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Tuesday presented its new Career and Job Center on the second floor of Main Library downtown, within its information services department.“We&rsq...
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GUEST BLOG: Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List: Preparing Your Students for Successful Careers — Emily Modell, Governor's Office for Workforce Transformation
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ohio Department of Education, becoming a partner with the state in on-the-job training efforts aimed at strengthening Ohio's labor market.The announcement follows The Adecco Group's October 2016 pledge to facilitate 10,000 work-based learning opportunities by 2020, with a...
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Residents will be able to apply for food assistance, cash assistance and Medicaid at any Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Public Library in a one-of-a-kind partnership with county government announced Tuesday. Literacy experts will also be on hand in every library to help people earn GEDs and gain jobs.
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Stigma blamed for shortage of factory workers

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Stigma blamed for shortage of factory workersPosted On Fri. May 26th, 2017By : Lou Wilin By LOU WILINSTAFF WRITERThe stigma of manufacturing jobs was blamed Thursday for a shortage of factory workers in the region.“The heart of the whole problem is the stigma,” state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, said during a discussion by 40 manufacturing and government leaders and education administrators.The need for parents, teachers and counselors to steer more kids into manufactu...
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