COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 24, 2012 – As part of Ohio’s ongoing efforts to boost job creation by better aligning education and training resources with the demands of job creators, the Ohio Board of Regents has launched OhioEnergyPathways.org. The new website will connect Ohioans seeking education and jobs in the energy industry with specific job training and employment opportunities that meet their needs and interests.
OhioEnergyPathways.org features information about each energy sector as well as energy efficiency to help those who are interested in energy careers connect with the types of occupations and training programs available throughout Ohio. Featured content areas include:
“Governor Kasich has charged everyone in higher education with better connecting the needs of Ohio job seekers with the hiring needs of Ohio’s businesses and employers, and we can add particular value in the energy industry with a resource like OhioEnergyPathways.org,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. “Ohio’s emerging new energy industries bring great opportunities as well as questions about where Ohioans can find training and job openings, and it’s our goal to make that process as easy as possible so Ohioans and job creators find the success they’re seeking.”
On the website, each of the featured content areas identified includes a direct click-through to an OhioMeansJobs.com page with current job openings in that sector. There are more than 4,000 jobs posted, with significant growth predicted in the next five years. There also are helpful facts on the OhioMeansJobs.com site about Ohio’s energy industry and the employment opportunities that will be available. The web site is not all inclusive; new non-credit and credit programs will be added in the future.
About the Board of Regents
The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio's cabinet. The Chancellor, with the advice of the nine-member Board of Regents, provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, advocates for the University System of Ohio and carries out state higher education policy.