Hiring and Training Partners Provide Solid Base of Skilled Workers
Finding the right people to employ and provide the proper training to reduce turnover makes a business more efficient and more effective. Southwest Ohio has a wealth of free business services, including recruitment and screening of hourly personnel; labor market information; resources for training incumbent workers; and resources for on-the-job training of inexperienced workers and attracting new talent.
Southwest Ohio has a diverse base of educational and vocational schools which offer excellent adult educational programs, helping to create a diversified local labor force of skilled workers.
The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development (OWD)
OWD provides information and tools for Ohio’s workforce system— interpreting federal and state laws and serving as primary policy makers for workforce programs. The office administers federal programs that create a comprehensive statewide workforce system of employment services, hiring support, labor market information and tax credits to employers and workers. Ohio Means Jobs is an online job matching system that brings employers and job seekers to one easy-to- use website powered by Monster®. The OWD partners with the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of Development, the Governor’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor to maximize state and federal resources to advance our workforce and our economy.
City Gospel Mission JobsPlus Program
This program provides these programs free to those in need, and act as a no-cost human resources department for local companies seeking quality employees. They evaluate each client’s skills and work history and place them into one of two unique job readiness programs – the Traditional program or the Fast Track program for advanced clients. We then assist them with their job search and continue to support them long after they leave us.
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
The Workforce Development Center (WDC) at Cincinnati State provides career training that fits an organization’s specific content, timetables and location requirements. The WDC covers four major areas— industrial maintenance and quality improvement; HAZMAT, rescue and safety; professional, managerial and leadership; and health care.
Great Oaks Employer Services
Great Oaks offers more than a dozen programs for adults who want to train for a new career and a wide range of training services for employers at four campus sites during the day, evening and weekends.
Greentree Health Sciences Academy
The Greentree Health Sciences Academy connects students of all ages and with various education levels to promising futures in health care. From a high school program to industry credentials and from associate degrees to bachelor’s degrees, Greentree helps students achieve their career goals cost-effectively, conveniently and in manageable steps that fit their busy lives. Greentree is an innovative public/private collaboration. Founding partners Atrium Medical Center, Miami University and Warren County Career Center have been joined by Cincinnati State Technical and Community College with the possibility of other partners coming on board in the future. The City of Middletown and State of Ohio have been involved in securing financing for the project.
Miami University Co-Op/Internship & Placement
Career Services at Miami University offers employers on-campus recruiting; online job postings for full-time and internship positions; online resume books of registered students; and career fairs.
Sinclair Community College Workforce Development
Sinclair’s Workforce Development Division offers open enrollment courses for industry certifications, credentials and professional development.
University of Cincinnati Division of Professional Practice
The Cooperative Education Program connects employers with students who want the opportunity to alternate full-time terms of school and work to provide them with a solid base of experience and professional development. The Academic Internship Program provides access to opportunities for part-time internships to all UC students.