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LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow

LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow


In Ohio, manufacturing companies employ nearly 700,000 workers and account for 19% of the state's Gross State Product. Manufacturing is an essential industrial sector to support for the state's future. With a vision to create a workforce development system that is driven by the needs of business and adaptive to change, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation is working with regional alliances to develop comprehensive partnerships among employers, education and training providers, workforce boards, and community organizations. Get Involved

Governor's Initiative

Recognizing both the importance of improving Ohio’s workforce development system and the enormity of the challenge, in February 2012, Governor Kasich issued Executive Order 2012-02K, creating the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) to be headed by a director reporting directly to the Governor. Acknowledging the importance of continually improving Ohio’s workforce development system, in June 2015, the Governor formally continued the OWT with the issuance of Executive Order 2015-08K.
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Ohio Annual Workforce Report 2017

Employer demand for advanced manufacturing jobs re...

Ohio Quarterly Workforce Report Q3 2017

Online job for lightweighting-related occupations ...

Ohio Quarterly Workforce Report Q2 2017

Despite a decline of six percent in online job ads...