House Bill 166, the state operating budget, includes $5 million over the biennium for industry sector partnerships — widely recognized as a proven strategy for meeting the employment and skill needs of workers and employers. Sector partnership members — under manufacturers’ leadership — collectively work to address local workforce needs.
The OMA, which advocated for the inclusion of these workforce development dollars in HB 166, has set up a statewide network of partnerships. This updated Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership Directory shows there are now 16 regional organizations operating across Ohio. (To learn more, connect with the contact listed in the directory for your region.)
Contact Rob Brundrett for more information about this budget provision. 7/18/2019