Interest in Sector Work: Our college has had success in the past in utilizing industry strategies to meet the workforce needs of businesses in our region. We participated in a state-wide industry strategy concept funded by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and awarded through the Ohio Board of Regents, Economic Advancement Division that focused on funding Workforce Innovation activities.
Sectors: Manufacturing, IT, insurance, healthcare, utilities and logistics. For this program, we are focusing on logistics.
This sector was chosen because it is one of the economic drivers for our region and state.
This sector focused their work on entry level and mid-level incumbent positions. Dislocated (6 months), unemployed (12 months), under-employed (state self-sufficiency definitions), veterans. We have been serving: low income, homeless, returning domestics and felons. Due to the economy, we are also serving those holding a bachelor degree (20%) and master degree holders who are career changers, dislocated or unemployed.