Team NEO Releases Updated “Aligning Opportunities Report”

Workforce Pulse News from Clint Knight, Director of Workforce Development at the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

For 5 years now, Team NEO has been tracking and compiling data on employment gaps in Northeast Ohio. This data show demand vs supply through completed diplomas and certificates. The latest report still shows that we are still under supplied for skilled Metal and Plastic Workers, Nurses, and Administrative employees, but over supplied in  Engineers and Education. It also points out that as a region, we have increased the number of Post Secondary Credentials earned to 37% (up $5), but decreased in population by 173,000.

Other key items to mention:

Senate Bill 166 Incentivizes Work Based Learning

The Legislature continues to work on creating opportunities for students to find effective pipelines to employment. Senate Bill 166 aims to ease some of the hurdles for employers by eliminating some insurance risk, and creating incentives for offering internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships. Click below to read the Ohio Chamber’s release with more details on this development. 

Chamber Lends Support to Workforce Development Measure

Lt. Gov. Husted Visits Keho to Announce New Tower Technologies Program

On Wednesday at the Kehoe Center in Shelby, Lt. Governor Husted announced the new Tower Technology Program. North Central State College will be one of three schools in Ohio to pilot the 240 program that aims to create an established and sustainable workforce necessary to expand 5G broadband in the state. 

Click here to read the full article at Richland Source.