Governor creates Office of Workforce Transformation and Executive Workforce Board

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed Executive Order 2012-02K, creating the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board (which replaces the Governor’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board). The governor’s order assigns the OWT the responsibility of coordinating and streamlining the state’s workforce development functions, specifically serving as a single point of entry for individuals seeking training and businesses seeking skilled employees.

Executive Order 2012-02K became effective on February 9, 2012, immediately upon signature of the governor. Rich Frederick, the governor’s assistant policy director for workforce development, was appointed to serve as executive director of the OWT.

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