Upcoming Webinars on Ohio Coal Economy Reemployment Options

Jun 11, 2018 | Events, Newsletter |

Please join Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs for its second webinar on reemploying workers displaced by changes in the coal economy. The webinars are supported by a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment in an ‘Appalachian Ohio Skillshed Analysis’ project to map the occupational skills of displaced coal economy workers to emerging employment opportunities.

  • Webinar #2: Closing the Skills Gap for Coal Mine Workers

      June 28, 2018: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time

This webinar will focus more broadly on trends in Ohio and Appalachia’s coal economy, as well as the occupational skills of workers in the coal mining industry. The webinar will then examine the training needs of these workers as they shift to emerging occupations, and the implications of the wage gap that exists between higher-paying coal mining jobs and lower-paying transition positions.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7425706101016776195

The webinar is open to the public and free to attend.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email including information about how to join the webinars.

Presenters:

  • G. Jason Jolley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Rural Economic Development, Ohio University
  • Gilbert Michaud, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, Ohio University
  • Christelle Khalaf, Ph.D., Economic Development Specialist, Ohio University

All interested parties are invited to attend the webinar, including, but not limited to, local, state, regional, and federal officials, economic development practitioners, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, unions, and other relevant stakeholders or groups.  Feel free to share this information with others.

Senate President Obhof Appoints Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission

Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina has appointed City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall to the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Public Works Commission provides financing for local public infrastructure improvements through both the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP). SCIP is a grant/loan program for roads, bridges, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water collection and solid waste disposal. LTIP is a grant program for roads and bridges only.

read more

Ohio Economic Development Institute Graduates First Group of Certified Economic Developers

The Ohio Economic Development Institute, a continuing education program for experienced economic developers, has graduated its first seven participants. Another 16 will complete the program in six months.

The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

read more