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This edition of Workforce Transformed highlights Ohio's first In-Demand Jobs Week.
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Construction Leaders Unite to Encourage Recruitment and Retention of Skilled Workforce
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Job Fairs across Ohio May 7-11
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By Kristi Garabrandt, The News-HeraldPOSTED: 02/07/18, 6:36 PM EST | UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGONate Hunter, Chardon High School graduate and Suburban MFG. fourth year apprentice, performs one of the company’s hottest and most demanding jobs with minimal supervision. Hunter is expected to graduate from the program in May.Kristi Garabrandt — The News-HeraldFor the past nine years Suburban MFG. in Eastlake has been an active participator in an on-site apprentice p...
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Ohio high school students graduating in 2018 and into the future will have the chance to earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal on their diplomas and transcripts. The seal will show potential employers that graduates have "personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience," a news release stated.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich warns there’s a tsunami coming. And, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of technology giant Google and other ventures, does not disagree with the forecast. Ohio must better position itself, and align its education systems, to better prepare its residents for the increasingly complex, technology-intertwined jobs of the future, they said.
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A year ago, Gov. John Kasich’s Executive Workforce Board came up with a package of ideas meant to help the state’s school districts do a better job of graduating students who were ready to go to work.Two of those ideas — adding non-voting school board members to help craft a curriculum to meet local business needs and getting teachers to spend time in a business to understand workplace needs — were rejected by lawmakers.But Kasich on Tuesday urged the board to continue it...
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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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