The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) is working in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) to evaluate Ohio’s largest workforce development programs: (1) Workforce Investment Act (WIA); (2) Perkins-funded Ohio Technical Centers (OTC); (3) Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE), and (4) State-funded financial aid and scholarships for college education. The Workforce Success Measures (WSM) Dashboard, completed in 2014 and updated annually, provides snapshots of the evaluations of each program. Data informing the dashboard is provided by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR).
The Dashboard will be a resource for policy makers and program administrators to continually monitor progress across multiple programs. It will also serve as a tool for workforce program administrators who will be able to monitor the outcomes of their program and learn best practices from other programs across the state.
All WSM data will be publicly available online. Additional information can be found at the Governor’s OWT website: http://workforce.ohio.gov/Initiatives/WorkforceSuccessMeasures.aspx