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State Officials Join Regional Leaders in Promoting Economic, Workforce DevelopmentSANDUSKY -- State officials put a regional spin on economic and workforce development Tuesday in a series of roundtable discussions in advance of Gov. John Kasich's seventh "State of the State" address -- this one at the Sandusky State Theatre.Administration officials including Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison, Ohio Department of Commerce (DOC) Director J...
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The model the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers’ Coalition created will be used throughout the state to help end the manufacturing workforce shortage. On Friday, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association President Eric Burkland told members of the MVMC how unique the organization is.
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Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Sen. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) told the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee Wednesday that their legislation (SB 3*) aims to "create a pre-K to workforce system to help Ohioans prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow."
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Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) explained that SB3, jointly sponsored by Sen. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) includes some of those recommendations, which were presented to and endorsed by Kasich in December. (See The Hannah Report, 12/13/16.) He said the proposal would work in tandem with other workforce and education provisions of the executive budget.
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A web tool recently unveiled by Ohio government is meant to give employers weighing their next move the information they need about available workers. Called the Workforce Supply Tool, the site gives employers — or any web users — information on the strength of certain key occupations in different parts of the state.
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State officials on Thursday launched a new online workforce supply data tool they hope will help employers better connect with skilled applicants across Ohio.
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While many college graduates are having difficulty finding jobs in their fields and paying off college loans, these Columbus City Schools juniors and seniors are working on real construction jobs, and some are getting paid about $500 a week for it, as part of a pilot program that is in its second year.
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Business leaders could one day serve on local school boards in a nonvoting capacity. More internships and apprentice programs would help students learn about — and prepare for — careers. Teachers would have opportunities to spend time in the workplace to learn more about what their students need to know to be successful in the workplace. The ideas were among proposals released Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich’s Executive Workforce Board. The recommendations are meant to address, among other things...
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Gov. John Kasich told members of the Executive Workforce Board Tuesday that he intends to incorporate some of their recommendations into his biennial budget proposal. Speaking at the group's quarterly meeting at the State Library of Ohio, Mr. Kasich told the group its work - the final product of which contains a number of recommendations to get Ohioans ready to compete economically in the 21st Century - serves as something that few other states have accomplished.
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Gov. John Kasich Tuesday gave his endorsement of a number of recommendations from his Executive Workforce Board, saying he will work to implement many of those recommendations through rulemaking or through the biennial budget next year.
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