Education and Workforce Business Roundtable Launches Workforce Partnership Initiative for the Ohio Region

Nov 29, 2018

On Monday, November 26, Business Roundtable launched the Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) for the Ohio region. The effort is a partnership of CEOs and higher education, community and labor organizations working together to solve the challenge of recruiting and reskilling the local workforce in digital skills and filling in-demand jobs. Leaders from American Electric Power, Accenture, Aon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Business Roundtable, the Ohio Business Roundtable and Columbus State Community College joined forces to kick off the regional initiative. 

Click here or on the image above to watch a video of Akins discussing the importance of the initiative and closing America’s skills gap.

Read coverage of the Ohio WPI launch to learn more:

  • Columbus Dispatch: “Ohio business, educational leaders launch effort to address skills shortage” (Read)
  • Columbus Business First: “Major Central Ohio employers, educators launch roundtable to tackle workforce issues” (Read)
  • WOSU-FM (NPR – Columbus): “Business Roundtable Begins Talks Over Workforce Training” (Read)

The Ohio WPI is part of a national effort spearheaded by Business Roundtable to tackle current and future skills development challenges and drive economic growth in regions across the United States. CEOs of leading businesses will partner with local colleges and universities to accelerate and scale best-in-class workforce readiness programs and develop a steady talent pipeline that meets the changing needs of each region’s growing industries.

For more information on the Workforce Partnership Initiative, click here.

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