Ohio Trying to Keep Up With Demand for More Educated Workers
Max Filby, Dayton Daily News
Jobs in the Dayton, Ohio, area and around the state are becoming more technical and skilled in nature. In response, the state has set a goal for 65 percent of Ohio's working-age adults to obtain a college degree or some type of advanced training by 2025.
The need to boost degrees, credentials, and training has led to several statewide and national efforts in recent years. Ohio has changed its state funding model to encourage completion. Community colleges are redesigning their advising and the way they help underprepared students. And some institutions are rolling out new applied bachelor's degrees to meet workforce needs.