2021 Annual Report
The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation is continuing to create opportunities for more Ohioans to earn in-demand skills needed to advance their career while building a stronger workforce for our state.
Annual Report for FY 2020
The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation is continuing to create opportunities for more Ohioans to earn industry-recognized credentials to build a stronger workforce.
Workforce 2.0: Ohio’s Workforce Transformation Strategy for 2018 and Beyond
In collaboration with the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, a strategy has been developed that reflects the goals, priorities, and actions required to successfully build Ohio’s future workforce.
Future Workforce Report
The Future Workforce Report aims to address the overarching challenges with the goal of improving growth and prosperity for companies and individuals across Ohio.
Jon Husted is the 66th and current Lt. Governor of Ohio, a position he has held since his inauguration in January of 2019. As Lt. Governor, Husted leads the Office of Workforce Transformation, which works to identify the needs of Ohio businesses and align workers' skills with those needs to close the skills gap and get more people into rewarding careers.
In addition to the Office of Workforce Transformation, the Lt. Governor oversees the Common Sense Initiative (CSI), which helps ease regulatory burdens on businesses in Ohio by working to eliminate burdensome regulations that hinder economic growth and job creation. Husted also leads InnovateOhio, an effort to modernize state government, improve customer service, and save tax dollars.
Prior to his election as Lt. Governor, Husted served as Ohio's Secretary of State where he presided over elections in the critical swing state as well as oversaw Ohio's business filing center. During his eight-year tenure in the office, then-Secretary Husted used technology to revolutionize the way businesses and entrepreneurs interact with the state government. The efficiencies allowed Husted to improve customer service, reducing the average time to register a new business from days or even weeks to just a few hours.
The move also significantly reduced costs in the Secretary of State's Office, which Husted passed along to Ohio's businesses by cutting the fee for starting and maintaining a business by 21%, making Ohio the least costly state in the Midwest for entrepreneurs. For the remaining two years of his term, Secretary Husted ran the office entirely without tax dollars and returned his remaining $10 million surplus to the treasury before leaving office.
Jon Husted also served in the state legislature, both House and Senate, where his colleagues twice unanimously elected him to serve as Speaker of the House. As Speaker, Husted shepherded what was hailed as the most conservative state budget in decades, which included what was at the time, the largest income tax cut in Ohio's history.
Of all his responsibilities, Lt. Governor Husted considers his most important role as that of husband to his wife, Tina, and father to Alex, Katie, and Kylie.
Governor's Executive Workforce Board
Purpose and Mission
The Governor's Executive Workforce Board engages communities, state agencies, and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare Ohioans with skills needed for in-demand jobs.
Focus on in-demand, quality wage jobs that empower Ohioans and give our state a strategic economic advantage.
Governor's Executive Workforce Board members are innovative leaders in business, education, and workforce development. They are responsible for advising the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Office of Workforce Transformation about emerging workforce needs, solutions, and best practices.
Governor Mike DeWine
Governor of Ohio
President, City Apparel
Chief Operating Officer, Premier Health
State Senator, Ohio Senate (26th District)
Union County Commissioner
Executive Director, Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education
CEO, Nehemiah Manufacturing
Library Director, Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library
Dr. John Marschhausen
Superintendent, Dublin City Schools
Dr. Para Jones
President, Stark State College
President & CEO, Delta Systems
President, Ohio Manufacturers' Association
Gordon M. Gough
President & CEO, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
Training Director, Cleveland Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Executive Director, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
CEO, Corna Kokosing
Director, Ohio Department of Development
Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
Vice President Community Relations, Castellini Management Company
Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18
Principal, Accurate Heating and Cooling
CEO, Ferguson Construction Company
President & CEO, Ohio Hospital Association
Secretary & Treasurer, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council
President, University of Cincinnati
CEO, Ohio Business Roundtable
Chancellor, Ohio Department of Higher Education
Vice President Human Resources, Crown Equipment Corporation
Senior External Affairs Officer - Nationwide Insurance
Executive in Residence for Columbus State Community College
President, Sean P. Dunn & Associates, LLC
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce, Greater Cleveland Partnership
State Senator, Ohio Senate (16th District)
State Representative, Ohio House (49th District)