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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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Rhodes graduates told learning is not over

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Director of Workforce Transformation Ryan Burgess was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Rhodes State College commencement ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima.
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POSTED ON MAY 4, 2017 BY TROY DAILY NEWSRyan D. Burgess - Guest ColumnistYou and I may not be ready, but by the year 2021, it’s predicted we will be sharing the roads with a variety of driverless vehicles. Soon, drones will deliver packages to our doorsteps. These and other innovations, including artificial intelligence and robotics, will continue to have a profound and positive impact on Ohio. They also are affecting our current and future workforce, jobs, and the skills ne...
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