Upcoming Webinars on Ohio Coal Economy Reemployment Options
Please join Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs for two webinars on reemploying workers displaced by changes in the coal economy. These 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 #1: Understanding the Skill Gap and Employment Needs of Displaced Coal-Fired Power Plant Workers
June 18, 2018: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time
This webinar will review the occupational skills of Appalachian Ohio workers employed in the coal-fired power plant industry. The program will specifically focus on the occupations and skills of individuals working in two Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) facilities scheduled to be decommissioned in Adams County, Ohio. The webinar will discuss the economic and fiscal impacts of this closure and how the skills of these workers match emerging occupations in the region.
- 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.
Both webinars are open to the public and free to attend.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email including information about how to join the webinars.
- 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.
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A panel of judges will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. All award finalists and winners will be notified prior to the Annual Summit so as to make appropriate arrangements.read more
Register Today for the Remaining 2018 Ohio Economic Development Institute Courses
OEDI is presented in partnership the Ohio Economic Development Association, JobsOhio, and the Ohio University Voinovich School.
Next Up for OEDI’s courses: Finance & Incentives July 19-20 and Business Retention & Expansion September 20- 21! Be sure to register early for these in-demand programs, as space is limited!read more