Cultivate Local Workforce
Missed opportunities are the bane of community progress. Being efficient with our resources not only means strong community partners will work cooperatively and efficiently, it means we will take every opportunity to maximize existing resources, and capitalize on our K-12 school system as well as the new students Clark State Community College and Wittenberg University attract.
Providing a “one-stop” resource to connect employers with workforce solutions, training programs, community interaction, and resources is a key to success for Clark County. Institute Manufacturing Awareness days for 6th graders and up.
Providing resources to connect local high school students to career opportunities is critical to overcoming the exodus of our youth. Clark County is awash with career opportunities. We need to make sure students understand the possibilities. Additional funding will provide resources for local school districts to connect students, faculty and businesses.
Companies in Clark County willingly provide High School and College Internships and although students in Clark County have an interest there often is a disconnect. Coordinating formalized paid and unpaid internship programs to ensure prevention of lost opportunities will be achieved through this campaign. Additional funding will provide resources for ensure students are aware of internship opportunities.
Research and Best Practice Resource Development
Stay current with workforce best practices and disseminate information to community leaders and human resource departments to enhance the competitiveness of our workforce.
ACT Work Ready Community & Aptitude Testing
Continue efforts to certify 100% of graduating High School Seniors from Clark County with portable credentials that highlight their employability. Additional funding will provide resources to evaluate student aptitudes and county-wide data to inform curriculum development and program offerings at local school districts.