Annual In-Demand Jobs Week Scheduled for May 6-10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (2019-05-03) — 

Ohioans interested in learning more about the jobs, skills, and industries that are in high demand among Ohio employers should mark their calendars for In-Demand Jobs Week May 6-10.

Ohio has more than 270,000 job postings that are considered “in demand,” in fields ranging from engineering and graphic design to accounting and physical therapy. Although Ohio has an abundance of in-demand jobs, more than 60 percent of which pay in excess of $50,000 per year, few Ohioans know those opportunities exist locally.

There are nearly 350 events planned to connect Ohioans with local job opportunities around Ohio, including the following events in which Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner will participate:   


Date and Time


Cuyahoga Community College Mobile Classroom event at Oatey Co. – a classroom instructor will be training a group of Oatey employees using the mobile classroom.

Tuesday, May 7
2:30 p.m.

(Invitation and media only)

4700 W. 160th St.
Cleveland, OH 44135

Columbus State Community College allied health professions event – will feature a Columbus State employer partner and CSCC students, along with a demonstration of new allied health technology equipment purchased with RAPIDS grant funding from the Department of Higher Education.

Wednesday, May 8
10:30 a.m.

(Invitation and media only)

375 N. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Marine Trades Apprenticeship Program Launch – Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will join Chancellor Gardner and others for the launch of the first marine trades apprenticeship program of its kind in Ohio.

Thursday, May 9
10:30 a.m.

(invitation and media only)

Lakefront Marina
1805 W. Lakeshore Drive
Port Clinton, OH 43452

Rhodes State Apprenticeship Partner event – showcasing apprenticeship partner companies that work with Rhodes State College to create Registered Apprenticeship Programs focused on in-demand jobs. Department Job and Family Services Director Kimberly Hall will join Chancellor Gardner for this event.

Friday, May 10
10 a.m.

(invitation and media only)

JJC Engineering and Technology Building
Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

For more information or to view the full map of events, visit


About the Ohio Department of Higher Education

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly known as the Ohio Board of Regents) is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state. The agency’s main responsibilities include authorizing and approving new degree programs, managing state-funded financial aid programs and developing and advocating policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the state and its citizens.

Contact Information: 

Jeff Robinson
Office: 614.752.9487