ERIC Number: ED349395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Opportunity: Creating a High Performance Workforce for Ohio. A Comprehensive Workforce Development Strategy Developed by the Governor's Human Resources Advisory Council.
Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.
The growing gap between the skill requirements of jobs and workers' capabilities, the slow growth of the U.S. work force, and the demands of a global economy will reshape the work force in Ohio. To meet these challenges, the Governor's Human Resources Advisory Council proposes as its mission the achievement and maintenance of a high performance work force. The economic upheaval of the last two decades has had the following results: the growth of Ohio's gross state product ranks 40th in the nation; Ohio moved from 28th to 7th in number of public assistance recipients per 1,000; and Ohio's job growth and per capita income growth will lag behind the national rate through 2000. Four strategies are proposed for creating the high performance work force: (1) create a high performance business climate that fosters economic growth and generates new job opportunities; (2) improve the educational system's performance to ensure that all students acquire competitive basic skills; (3) establish comprehensive and coordinated work force training programs; and (4) remove the major barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Among the action steps needed to implement these strategies are the following: improving technology; adopting statewide policies on dropout prevention; improving adult and workplace literacy and lifelong learning; turning schools and colleges into high performance organizations; establishing performance standards for work force development programs; promoting coordination, planning, accountability, and information sharing among providers; making child care, health care, and transportation accessible and affordable; improving child support enforcement; and attacking employment discrimination. (NLA)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Educational Improvement, Employment Patterns, Global Approach, Job Skills, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Population Trends, Poverty, Productivity, Skill Development, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio