Ohio receives funds to align higher education and workforce programs with industry needs

May 29, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio is one of four states chosen to participate in a project to align workforce and higher education programs with industry needs so people get the skills they need to find employment.

The National Skill Coalition, representing 1,400 organizations in 25 states, will provide technical assistance and $180,000 so state officials can use data to create better workforce and education systems.

Ohio, California, Mississippi and Rhode Island will participate in the State Workforce and Education Alignment Project. They will examine data, including education and employment outcomes, pathways to jobs and supply-and-demand reports.

The program is funded by JPMorgan Chase, the Ford Foundation and USA Funds.