Tgs 2009 Mary Benedict (Odod)

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PowerPoint presentation by Mary Benedict, Senior Workforce Development Specialist at the Ohio Dept. of Development, on the Ohio Workforce Guarantee program

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Tgs 2009 Mary Benedict (Odod)

  1. 1. Workforce and Talent Division Workforce Incentive Programs Overview of Workforce Programs Changes in the Ohio Workforce Guarantee Program Questions and Answers
  2. 2. Alignment with the Strategic Plan <ul><li>Cultivate Top Talent— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on training incumbents in transferrable skills and certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Targeted Industries with potential for high wage, high skill workers and growing industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded opportunities for internships and coops through Third Frontier Internship Programs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Targeted Industries <ul><li>Advanced Energy and Environmental Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace and Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Food Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Bioscience and Bioproducts </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate and Professional Services </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution and Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments, Controls and Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Vehicle and Parts Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Polymers and Advanced Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Sectors Identified by the Ohio Skills Bank Initiative in each Economic Development Region </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ohio Workforce Guarantee <ul><li>For companies in the following industry drivers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Energy and Environmental Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aeronautics/Aviation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Food Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomedical/Bioproducts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution/Logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instrument Controls and Electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor Vehicles and Parts Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polymer and Advanced Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate and Professional Services </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Training Grants will Target <ul><li>Technical Training (CNC, PLC) for transferrable skills, may include certification (this includes maintenance and trades) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-employment Training with intent to hire full time </li></ul><ul><li>Quality, Lean, Process Improvements (including software that is new and required for processes) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Specific Safety Training for Specialized Industries (example: Nuclear Power Plants) </li></ul><ul><li>First Time Supervisory Skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some things stay the same… <ul><li>10.88 per hour minimum </li></ul><ul><li>EPA, Tax Checks and other regulatory checks </li></ul><ul><li>Retention and expansion, number trained will be tracked </li></ul><ul><li>Two year grants </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some things have changed… <ul><li>Reimbursement at 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Other expenses capped at 10% of the grant: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grant awards for employers will be based on number of employees </li></ul>
  8. 8. Initial Visit <ul><li>“Pre-qualify” a company based on a tour of their facility and discussion of their project </li></ul><ul><li>Company choice on training providers is paramount </li></ul><ul><li>All grant funding can be used in tandem with Targeted Industry Grants </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q & A <ul><li>Questions, Concerns, Clarification? </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Benedict , Regional Workforce Development Director, Region 4 </li></ul><ul><li>(937) 285-6191 </li></ul>

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