Office of Workforce Transformation – Industry Sector Partnership Grant Launches

On January 23, 2020, Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the launch of the Industry Sector Partnership Grant program.

Industry sector partnerships are designed to develop workforce strategies specific to various regions around Ohio, with the goal of driving collaboration between local businesses, education and training providers, and community stakeholders. The goal of the program is to ensure that Ohioans can participate in the workforce pipeline while meeting the needs of job creators and the local economy.

Grant funding will help support the operations of industry sector partnerships including program coordinators, new tools and programs, and other expenses associated with launching new partnerships. Applications will be scored based on the industry sector partnerships that deliver the highest return on investment for local job creators, and not on a “first come, first serve” basis.

This program, which was established through the state operating budget signed in 2019, invests $5 million in Industry Sector Partnerships over the biennium.

Applicants can learn more and apply online at Workforce.Ohio.Gov/ISP through March 13, 2020.

Questions about the Industry Sector Partnership Grant can be sent to Workforce@OWT.Ohio.Gov.