Section 6301.11 | Methodology for determining workforce demands.
(A) As used in this section, "public or private institution" means any of the following:
(1) A state institution of higher education, as defined in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code;
(2) A private, nonprofit institution in this state holding a certificate of authorization pursuant to Chapter 1713. of the Revised Code;
(3) An Ohio technical center that provides adult technical education services as recognized by the chancellor of higher education.
(B) The state board, in connection with the department of job and family services and public or private institutions, shall develop a methodology for identifying jobs that are in demand by employers operating in this state. The methodology for identifying in-demand jobs shall include an analysis of both of the following:
(1) Jobs that are in demand in each region of the state, as determined by the director of job and family services;
(2) Jobs that pay a wage rate that is equal to or greater than one hundred twenty-five per cent of the wage rate established under section 6 of the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 52 Stat. 1060, 29 U.S.C. 206, as amended, or its successor law.
(C) The department and the public or private institutions, in consultation with the state board, shall use the methodology to create a list of such in-demand jobs in the state and a list of such in-demand jobs in each region of the state. The department shall publish the lists on the web site of the department. The department and public or private institutions shall periodically update the lists to reflect evolving workforce demands in this state and its regions.
(D) Local boards and other providers of workforce training shall use the lists of in-demand jobs to cultivate and prioritize workforce development activities that correspond to the employment needs of employers operating in this state and in each of its regions and to assist individuals in maximizing their employment opportunities.