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Area business leaders and educators learned more about Ohio's registered apprentice program during an “Apprenticeship Open House,” at the Kehoe Center.
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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities has launched a new website to streamline the process of finding vocational rehabilitation resources.
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Gov. John Kasich has issued an order instructing his Executive Workforce Board to find ways to remove barriers to training and employment opportunities for Ohioans who need them. The panel will work with schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, labor groups and other workforce experts to make recommendations within 90 days.
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Republican Gov. John Kasich asked a state panel to work with education officials to develop ideas to ensure Ohio’s primary and secondary school and colleges and universities are preparing students for future careers in the state.
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Workforce Training Money Available

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Online Applications Will be Available Beginning September 26, 2016
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Chancellor John Carey and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria accompany Director Ryan Burgess to Lorain County Community College to discuss education, workforce, and the economy.
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Members of the Ohio Small Business Council Wednesday told the governor’s workforce transformation director that they are still having trouble finding employees that can pass a drug test. Just behind that issue is workers that don’t have “soft skills,” which they said included items such as showing up to work on time.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation on June 28 that funds Smart Ohio, a program that will bring economic and financial education to hundreds of elementary classrooms.
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The Department of Higher Education, Office of Workforce Transformation and the Department Job and Family Services have teamed up to analyze state workforce and education data to demonstrate supply and demand.
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255,000 jobs are supported by Oil & Natural Gas in Ohio; wages across all core shale-related industries were $29,600 per year greater than the four-quarter average for all other industries in the state.
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