EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

MISSION

To respond to the needs of Ohio employers for qualified, well-trained employees by promoting policies that meet the demands of today’s workplace by pursuing strategies that link education and workforce development in a seamless system and embed skills-based learning into academic instruction.

For more information on the Ohio Chamber’s stances on education and workforce development or how to join the committee, please contact Kevin Boehner.

PRIORITIES FOR 19-20:

  • Pursue programs aimed at keeping the best and brightest in Ohio.
  • Advocate for one semester course in financial literacy as a requirement for high school graduation.
  • Identify solutions to address the “benefits cliff.”.
  • Incentivize Ohio businesses to hire recovering addicts.
  • Support efforts for better alignment among state agencies responsible for workforce initiatives and streamline existing workforce programs.
  • Strengthen school district Business Advisory Councils to assist in building a stronger relationship with local employers.
  • Support Ohio BOLD workforce recommendations to develop and attract talent to the four innovation platforms.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS AND LINKS