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In 2012 there was not a single Ohio college graduate who received a degree in insurance. It was a troubling fact for an industry, which is considered an economic pillar for the state of Ohio. Insurance employs over 100,000 Ohioans and contributes billions to the state’s gross domestic product. The industry worked around this challenge by recruiting insurance talent from colleges in other states and by hiring students from related disciplines in Ohio.
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Registering for college classes can be complicated for the most experienced student. For veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life, the process can be daunting, and it carries significant weight.
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Ohio Awarded Grant to Improve Career Preparation Systems for Young People
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The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation Releases 2015 Annual Report
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$10 Million Available Through Ohio’s School Mentorship Program
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Veterans Resource Fair - Wednesday April 6 - Marietta, Ohio
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Ohio Adult Diploma Program Commercial Wins Telly Award
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The diploma-recovery program is one of two options created recently for dropouts in Ohio to earn diplomas rather than the GED. The 22 plus program requires students to track down their high school transcripts and complete any credits they're missing as well as any standardized tests, such as the Ohio Graduation Test, that were required when they entered high school.
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Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Governor must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Secretary of Labor (USDOL) that outlines a four-year workforce development strategy for the state’s workforce development system. The four-year plans take effect July 1, 2016, and will be submitted by April 1, 2016.
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It’s good to see efforts by Gov. John Kasich and the legislature paying off in the form of a streamlined process for granting college and occupational-licensing credit to veterans for their hard-won experience.
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