One of the keys to economic growth in Ohio is a highly skilled workforce. If you have family or friends looking for a new or better job, tell them about the oil and gas industry, the insurance industry, the manufacturing industry, or the information technology industry. The training is available to help them find a career in one of these quickly growing workforce areas.
Oil and Gas Industry
The potential economic impact provided by natural gas reserves in Ohio has many Ohio colleges gearing up to provide training in the industry. During the next five years, oil and gas producers are expected to spend $34 billion in exploration and development, pipelines, royalty payments to landowners and other leasing expenditures. You can access more information at www.ohiohighered.org/industry-spotlight/oil-gas. Please share this link with people you know are interested in working in this industry.
Insurance Jobs Available
Home to more than 250 insurance companies, Ohio's insurance industry outpaces the national average in both total employment and economic contribution. However, during the next ten years the industry will continue to require workers with diverse skills, from data analysis and sales to negotiation and customer service. Employment opportunities abound for learners with a variety of credentials and educational backgrounds. For more information, check out the Industry Spotlight fact sheet at www.ohiohighered.org/industry-spotlight/insurance. Please share this link with anyone you know who is interested in working in the insurance industry.
Manufacturing is Big Business
The United States is one of the world’s largest manufacturing economies and Ohio plays an integral part ranking third in the nation in in total U.S. manufacturing output and workforce. The manufacturing industry accounts for more than 600,000 jobs in Ohio and more than $38 billion in payroll. Because manufacturing is a robust industry, there plenty of demands for qualified employees. Depending on the position, jobs in manufacturing may require a short-term certificate, an apprenticeship or a professional degree. For more information, check out the Industry Spotlight fact sheet at www.ohiohighered.org/industry-spotlight/manufacturing. Please share this link with anyone you know who is interested in working in the IT industry.
Ohio’s IT Market Growing Fast
The twenty-first century economy demands large numbers of skilled workers to operate, manage and explain the next generation of technology products and services. Ohio’s information technology (IT) market is growing fast. Many data centers are locating in Ohio. Ohio’s flourishing health-care industry is developing innovative, advanced technologies. The simulation and gaming industry is driving a dramatic increase in related education programs and job opportunities. Other data-intensive industries, such as logistics, retail, and financial services, also have critical needs for IT talent. What’s more, as the field shifts to cloud computing, making data more transferable and instantly accessible to users, opportunities for entry and advancement in the IT work force will continue to grow. For more information, check out the Industry Spotlight fact sheet at www.ohiohighered.org/industry-spotlight/IT. Please share this link with anyone you know who is interested in working in the IT industry.