6301.07 Workforce development plan.

(A) For purposes of this section, "performance character" means the career-essential relational attributes that build trust with others, including respect, honesty, integrity, task-excellence, responsibility, and resilience.

(B) Every local board, in partnership with the chief elected official or officials of the local area, shall develop and submit to the governor a comprehensive four-year local plan. The local plan shall support the strategy described in the state plan and shall contain descriptions of the activities of the local board as outlined in section 108 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. 3123, including all of the following:

(1) Identification of strategic planning elements, including all of the following:

(a) The strategic vision of the local board;

(b) Goals for preparing an educated and skilled workforce;

(c) The knowledge and skills, including performance character, needed to meet the employment needs of employers in the planning region, including in-demand industry sectors and occupations.

(2) A description of the workforce development system in the local area and how the local board, working with education programs and the entities that carry out core programs, will coordinate activities to expand access to employment, training, education, and supportive services to eligible individuals with barriers to employment to improve service delivery and to avoid duplication;

(3) A determination of the local area's workforce development needs for adult and dislocated worker employment training activities, including the type and availability of activities needed;

(4) An assessment of the type and availability of youth workforce development activities carried out in the local area, including activities for youth with disabilities and youth receiving independent living services pursuant to sections 2151.81 to 2151.84 of the Revised Code ;

(5)

A description of any other information the chief elected official or officials of the local area require;

(6) A description of any other information the governor requires.

(C)

(1) The local boards of the local areas within a planning region and the chief elected officials of those local areas shall prepare, submit to, and obtain approval from the state for a single regional plan that includes a description of the activities described in section 106(c)(1) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. 3121(c)(1), and that incorporates local plans described in division (B) of this section for each local area in that region.

(2) The state shall identify regions within the state, and designate each region it identifies as one of the following types:

(a) A region consisting of one local area;

(b) A planning region;

(c) An interstate planning region that is contained within two or more states and consists of labor market areas, economic development areas, or other appropriate contiguous subareas of those states.

(D) Before the date on which a local board submits a regional or local plan for approval, the local board shall make copies of the proposed plan available to the public through electronic and other means and allow members of the public to submit comments on the proposed plan to the local board. For purposes of this division, public hearings and presentation to local news media are examples of other means by which a local board may make a proposed plan available.

(E) A local board may provide policy guidance and recommendations to the chief elected official or officials of a local area for any workforce development activities.

Cite as R.C. § 6301.07

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 22, HB 1, §1, eff. 9/27/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003 .