Improvements to the workforce system is Ohio’s free, online career counseling center that connects businesses to job seekers and provides career services to all Ohioans.

In-Demand Jobs List
Every two years, OWT surveys Ohio’s business community. The results, combined with labor market information, job posting trends on, and JobsOhio’s targeted industries, is Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List, which guides Ohio’s workforce programs and priorities.

Workforce Success Measures
Ohio’s Workforce Success Measures Dashboard provides a statewide overview of Ohio’s largest workforce programs and their performance.

Workforce Supply Tool
Ohio’s Workforce Supply Tool provides businesses with historical information on graduates from high demand fields in Ohio, and projections for future graduates to help recruit a talent pipeline.

Combined State Plan 
Ohio works with local providers and workforce stakeholders to submit a single, unified plan to the federal government for the State's core workforce programs:  Title 1 - Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth, Aspire Adult Workforce Readiness Education Program (formerly ABLE), Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins).

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Regional Workforce Collaboration
Throughout Ohio, communities are collaborating to build partnerships for the benefit of students, job seekers, and businesses. To provide a framework for other communities to follow, OWT interviewed eight exemplary workforce partners to build Regional Workforce Collaboration: Guidelines for Action.

Business Advisory Councils
Businesses are important partners who can help shape the educational experiences of Ohio students. Businesses can partner with schools to share news about job trends and opportunities, as well as economic changes that will affect jobs. They can play a role in district curriculum development and help create new opportunities for students, such as work-based learning experiences. Learn how to become involved here.

In-Demand Jobs Week (May 6-10, 2019)
In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of jobs, industries, and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. Communities statewide are planning events and activities to inspire excitement and awareness among students and job seekers. To get involved, visit the In-Demand Jobs Week website.

OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal
Ohio businesses report a lack of professional or “soft” skills as a barrier to hiring talented workers.  Ohio now has a way to recognize students who demonstrate the top 15 professional skills Ohio businesses are seeking. Beginning with the class of 2018, high school students who work with three or more mentors to demonstrate these skills are eligible to earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal on their transcripts and diplomas. Learn more about the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal here.

ApprenticeOhio is Ohio's one-stop resource for apprenticeship information. Current and prospective apprentices and employers can use this tool to learn more about becoming an apprentice or sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Learn more at and follow ApprenticeOhio on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Work-Based Learning
The Ohio Department of Education has developed tools to aid businesses and schools in developing and managing work-based learning opportunities for students. To get started, access the Work-Based Learning page for Businesses and Communities or the Work-Based Learning page for Schools and Educators.

FY18-19 State Budget

Ohio’s FY18-19 Budget: World Class Preparation for Careers and College
Transforming Ohio’s workforce-preparedness is a key priority for Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted and an essential component of his efforts to create an economic environment that promotes job creation and opportunity for all Ohioans. Read more about the workforce proposals in the state budget here.


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