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Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted to Lead State’s Workforce Development Efforts

January 11, 2019

This week Governor-elect Mike DeWine named his running mate and Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted to serve as head of InnovateOhio.

The mission of the newly-created InnovateOhio is “to look at state government from the point of view of consumers in order to create efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the interactions Ohioans have with state services.”

According to the administration’s news release: “As part of his portfolio, the Lt. Governor will also take a leadership role in the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, which coordinates the workforce development efforts of 16 cabinet offices. He will also work closely with the Directors of the Departments of Administrative Services, Development Services, and Higher Education on issues impacting workforce development and economic development.”

OMA looks forward to working with Lt. Gov. Husted on promoting and growing Ohio’s manufacturing careers. 1/10/2019

Apply for the Ohio Export Internship Program – Deadline is Feb. 1

January 11, 2019

The Ohio Export Internship Program, a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University, and Youngstown State University will match college students throughout the state who have taken export-focused coursework to Ohio companies looking to pursue export opportunities.

Half of the intern wages will be reimbursed, up to $3,600. The summer internship will run from May 13 through August 9, 2019.

Final deadline to apply is February 1, 2019. More here. 1/2/2018