The goals of the program are to increase employment and retention in unsubsidized, private sector employment.
There are three types of services:
- Basic career services include outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labormarket information.
- Individualized career services include comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans, counseling, and career planning.
- Training services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including occupational and basic skills training. Participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate program from a workforce training provider or participate in an employer-supported training.
Dislocated worker services
A dislocated worker is someone who is over 18 years old and laid off from their job. An emphasis of the program is to increase the employment, retention, and earnings of dislocated workers by increasing their work readiness, educational attainment, and occupational skills and by connecting them to jobs in demand.
Youth ages 14-24 who have at least one barrier to employment may be eligible for Youth Services. Service strategies, developed by Ohio's workforce providers, prepare youth for employment and/or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning.