On page 7 of their "plan", there is a graph showing the top 10 expected career growth industries through 2024. Health Care is number 1 with 18% growth expected. Construction is number 2 with 12.2% projected growth. Yet, the next 302 pages outline nothing about helping the construction industry find new workers. You see, the state of Ohio conjured up 3 other (completely subjective) measures to end up saying that Construction Careers, jobs in the skilled trades, are not "in demand". I said the plan was a joke; but no one is laughing.
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It is your time to act...
This is the open "public comment" period. If you believe, as I do, as the data shows, that Construction is "in demand" and deserves job training dollars allocated to help people find careers in the skilled trades, tell the State of Ohio
Go to http://workforce.ohio.gov/Initiatives/Combined-State-Plan, scroll down and fill out the form. Tell your friends and co-workers to do the same.