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Advancing Workforce Development in Northeast Ohio

01.27.17 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
GCP Offices, 1240 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115

Finding skilled talent is a top priority for employers in the region and an important focus for the Greater Cleveland Partnership in its work to strengthen the position of Northeast Ohio as a leader in job creation and economic growth.

Two key state leaders will discuss Ohio’s efforts to transform its workforce development system to better meet the needs of employers and connect individuals to career pathways at a GCP forum on Friday, January 27. (NOTE: This forum is closed to the media.)

Thank you for your interest in this event. We are at capacity, and registration is now closed. 

Featured speakers

Ryan Burgess
Office of Workforce Transformation

Ryan Burgess was appointed by Governor John Kasich to lead the Office of Workforce Transformation. The office is committed to identifying the needs of business, connecting businesses and workers, and aligning training to meet the needs of businesses.

Burgess leads initiatives to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of Ohio’s workforce programs. Prior to this role, Burgess was assistant director of the Development Services Agency and spent more than 20 years in the banking industry.

State Senator Sandra Williams
21st District

A native Clevelander, Senator Williams represents Ohio's 21st Senate District. She has spent more than two decades in public service and has been influential on key public policy issues that positively impacted Northeast Ohio including education reform and key downtown Cleveland and neighborhood development projects.

She currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, which provides oversight and guidance to the state’s workforce development efforts.

The discussion will be moderated by Kim Shelnick, vice president, human resources, University Hospitals


Please note that registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 216.592.2390.