Ohio has been participating in NSC's State Workforce and Education Alignment Project since May 2015. The state has been using SWEAP to implement new data tools for state policy. Ohio, California, Mississippi, and Rhode Island will receive technical assistance and $180,000 for tool implementation.
SWEAP and Ohio are working together to utilize system-wide information to better align workforce education and training programs with each other, with employer skill needs, and with the learning and support needs of individual workers. The data tools will help elected state officials create policies that close skill gaps and create more equitable, efficient, and aligned state workforce development and education systems.
- Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation
- Members of the State Legislature
- Ohio Board of Regents
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- Ohio State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Human Services Innovation Office
- Ohio Education Research Center
Policy Goals and Objectives
Provide state policy leaders with better data to analyze workforce supply and demand and to identify effective career pathways in order to inform policies and investments to close the gap on meeting business talent needs and build pathways to self-sustaining wages.
- SWEAP Press Release - Four States Receive Resources to Better Align Education and Training Programs; Improve Employment Outcomes
- Campus Technology - Four States To Gain Data-Driven Workforce-Education Alignment Help
- Cleveland.com - Ohio Receives Funds to Align Higher Education and Workforce Programs with Industry Needs