June 21, 2023 RFP

June 21, 2023

Area 10 Workforce Development Board, which consists of Richland and Crawford Counties, is seeking an intensive outreach campaign. The goal of the campaign is to meet the workforce needs of the community in manufacturing and healthcare. The desired outcome is to increase the number of individuals who participate in training that leads to family sustaining wages in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Another desired outcome is to increase the number of employers using OMJ Centers services, such as on the job training contracts and customized training.

The funds are available July 1, 2023 and must be spent by June 30, 2024.

The Area 10 Workforce Development Board is looking for quotes for outreach services to reach out to businesses to take advantage of on-the-job training contracts and customized training and to reach underserved job seekers, youth ages 13-24 years old, adults who are entering the workforce, and adults interested in upskilling. The goal of the outreach is to engage job seekers to utilize the services of the OhioMeanJobs Centers and other workforce partner agencies. The selected vendors will be working with a committee of the Workforce Board to execute this outreach plan. See attached draft plan.

Quotes will be accepted by email through July 5, 2023 by 4:00 p.m.

Please email quotes to clint.knight@jfs.ohio.gov by 4:00 p.m. Questions can be directed to clint.knight@jfs.ohio.gov. Questions and answers will be posted on the Area 10 website as they are received and answered. /

Projected budget for the outreach campaign is $99,998.00.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Increase the number of inquiries to the OMJ Centers by phone and by internet.
  • Increase the number of businesses using on the job training contracts and customized training by 10%.
  • Increase the number of individuals who enter a training program in healthcare and manufacturing by 10%.

Goal: To develop the workforce for manufacturing, healthcare, and IT positions in Area 10. Focus on short term training that connects to local jobs that offer family sustaining wages and have a career pathway.

Focus on flexibility, wage, and benefits of these positions.

Increase participation in training programs by 10%.

3 distinct audiences – Employers Seeking to employ a skilled workforce, 13–24-year-olds, and adults who are returning to the workforce.



Suggested Draft Plan and schedule:

July, August, September 2023

Theme: Education and Training Opportunities

Target Audience: Employers seeking employees 18 and over (Healthcare, Logistics, IT), regional job seekers

(Branding and tool development for tracking and accessing resources is also included in first quarter goals and budget. This includes an online resource page, web applications, and public branding)

October, November, December 2023

Theme: Manufacturing/Apprenticeships

Target Audience: Employers seeking entry level employees to upskill over time, high school students and recent graduates


January, February, March 2024

Theme: Seasonal Jobs and Student Opportunities

Target Audience: Seasonal Employers and young adults

Message: Earn and learn opportunities, promote on the Job Training to employers and  seekers, utilize participant stories to relate to young adults and underserved populations


April, May, June 2024

Theme: Introduction of workforce development and awareness campaign Target Audience: General audience

Message: Services available in OMJ Centers for businesses, especially On the Job training and customized training.


We are excited to build connections between local job seekers and employers. Join us today, as we continue to assist our local community.

Contact our Board Chair, Jenni Paramore or our Board Director, Teresa Alt, for Board membership information.  
Jenni Paramore: Jparamore@directionscu.org 
Teresa Alt: Teresa.alt@jfs.ohio.gov