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Workforce Development Committee to hold public meeting on Athens campus

Citizens can provide feedback to state legislators


Members of the bipartisan Workforce Development Study Committee will host an open meeting to solicit public feedback at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center in the Baker University Center.

The committee is studying various issues to make Ohio a national leader in developing a well-trained and educated workforce.

State Representative Tim Derickson (R-Oxford), who serves as chairman, is joined on the committee by Representatives Nan Baker (R-Westlake), Richard Adams (R-Troy), Andy Thompson (R-Marietta), Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), Nancy Garland (D-New Albany), Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville), and Roland Winburn (D-Dayton).
 
The committee also will meet with the public at the following times and locations:

•    Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. in Middletown (Miami University – Middletown, Miriam G. Knoll Community Center, room 142, Johnston Hall) 

•    Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. in Bowling Green (Bowling Green State University, Bowen Thompson Student Union, Theater)

•    Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Elyria (Lorain County Community College, the John A. Spitzer Conference Center, Grand Room)

The Workforce Development Committee will allow the people of Ohio to have a chance to speak to the Ohio House of Representatives on the state's efforts to create a competitive workforce. 

Interested parties may notify the committee of their intent to attend a particular hearing or submit comments by emailing ohhouseworkforcedevelopment@gmail.com.
 
Upon completing the necessary research, the committee intends to put forth an executive summary and possible recommendations for the Legislature.