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What's New

New information on WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  (posted Feb. 24, 2015)

DRAFT Unified State Plan (Posted 10/21/2014)

Ohio’s Unified State Plan for Workforce Programs under WIA, Carl Perkins and ABLE, has been released for a 30 day Public Comment Period.  The Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) is hosting the plan on their website and has provided the link for the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to view/comment on the Unified State Plan.

A few Highlights of the Unified State Plan:
• Ensure that participants in all programs register at or an OhioMeansJobs Center.
• Measure progress and success uniformly across the state and identify best practices and improvement opportunities.
• Identify and implement a standard approach to assessing individual skills and abilities.
• Engage with local partners and employers to ensure that local workforce development boards create local unified plans that are responsive to the needs of students, adults and employers within their communities; clarify the role of each program; and define methods for improving outcomes.

All Ohioans will be better served by a unified workforce system that helps employers find the workers necessary to succeed and helps workers access the information and skills training they need to compete for in-demand jobs in Ohio.

We encourage you to view the full plan and find additional information, including the dates and locations for five public hearings being held throughout the state in November, please visit: