November 19, 2013
Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board wins an award
The SWORWIB, which oversees policy and federal funding for the public workforce system in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, was awarded for its longtime commitment and support of career pathways in Southwest Ohio. Pathways include health care, advanced manufacturing, construction and information technology. “Career pathways provide a framework for low-income, displaced and incumbent workers to obtain credentialed training in entry-level and mid-level skills,” said Sherry Kelley Marshall, President/CEO of the SWORWIB. “They also provide a way for workers to move up the economic ladder. Our longtime partnerships with employers, schools, labor and non-profits have made these pathways a success in Greater Cincinnati.”
Medina County Economic Development Corporation and the West Ohio Development Council were runners-up in this category.
In March, the SWORWIB was awarded the 2013 WIB Excellence Grand Prize by the National Association of Workforce Boards.
The Ohio Economic Development Association represents more than 300 economic development professionals across Ohio and advocates on behalf of economic development issues important to Ohio.