Uptown Consortium, Inc. (UCI), in partnership with WEB Ventures, LLC hosted a virtual panel presentation and Q&A discussion about apprenticeship programs in greater Cincinnati. More than 30 people participated and listened to eight experts share their insights on apprenticeships and living wage jobs of the future.
Fairfield County seeks a workforce or economic development professional to develop and coordinate programs to prepare its regional workforce for careers. Fairfield County Economic and Workforce Development serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the five-county Area 20 Workforce Development Board. This position will oversee aspects of that Board including the employer services providers, youth council, area monitoring, and fiscal budgeting.
Ohio’s $162.57B biennial operating budget proceeds through the General Assembly: On April 13, the House Finance Committee accepted a substitute version of HB 110, which was introduced with Governor DeWine’s proposed two-year budget. The House has made many changes, including a decades’ long legislative fix to Ohio’s K-12 school funding. The budget is further described in the legislative updates, below.
President Biden’s $2T infrastructure & climate plan update: The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan targets at least $1T worth of backlogged infrastructure improvements, according to the Biden Administration, including addressing a nearly 40-year backlog of bridge repairs. The measure would represent the largest increase in federal spending for research and development and public infrastructure since the 1960s.
ARC seeks a collaborative program analyst to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities and organizations to develop strategic investments, and implement initiatives in the Region. The grant portfolio primarily focuses on manufacturing sectoral development, economic development (e.g., retention & expansion and attraction), and entrepreneurial ecosystem development.