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Blog Entries - June 2017

2017 Summit Outcomes

Posted on: June 10, 2017
Tags: Event updates, Skilled jobs, Job growth, Education

Improving Skilled Workforce Development Outcomes

The 2017 Summit focused on the subject of Skilled Workforce Development, looking at the issues involved in closing the gap that exists between unfilled skilled technical jobs existing in Ohio today, and the number of unemployed and underemployed workers, many of whom have been displaced from traditional manufacturing jobs.

In the afternoon session, 120 participants in 12 small deliberative discussion groups discussed options for closing this gap and overcoming the barriers.  The groups were led by experienced moderators following the format of the National Issues Forum Institute for conducting effective small group community discussions.

The options considered and the outcomes from all groups are summarized in the document which can be accessed by clicking on the link here.

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JD Vance Keynote Address

Posted on: June 8, 2017
Tags: Job growth, Event updates, Education, Skilled jobs

JD Vance addressed several key issues around increasing the success of retraining programs designed to help workers displaced from traditional manufacturing jobs to find a new path back to a middle class lifestyle. The full video of his Keynote Address at the 2017 Think Regional Summit is on YouTube, and can be accessed at the following link:


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