Ashland Area Economic Development in partnership with North Central Workforce Alliance of Ohio, focus on sharing resources and ideas to solve common problems in attracting, training, and retaining the qualified and dedicated employees needed to grow area businesses.

We Understand common needs through timely research on economic and industry trends critical to the region.  While specific technical skills differ from one sector to the next, the core skills of a strong workforce are universal. 

Together we share a single, powerful voice to communicate needs to the education and workforce development communities. Working together as a cohesive group provides a greater and more effective means to address workforce challenges and open up opportunities that businesses cannot afford to pursue individually.

We are influencing education and training by providing feedback to schools about the skills required to successfully enter into in-demand occupations, so they can offer training programs that reflect real-time market needs to ensure a well-qualified pool of graduates who possess specific competencies desired by industry.  Provide recommendations to generate career pathways that promote high-wage career opportunities.

To read more or join NCWA go to their website here.

Or you can visit Ohio Means Jobs to get more information for employers and employees.

Workforce Needs