NODE Partner Meeting – May 2024

When: May 21, 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Workforce Innovation

Welcome to an insightful journey into the intersection of workforce innovation and economic development! Join us as we dive into a dynamic panel session featuring members of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Boards in our region. In this engaging discussion, our panelists will explore the seamless integration of workforce programs with the ever-evolving landscape of economic development. Get ready to uncover innovative strategies, collaborative initiatives, and visionary approaches that propel both workforce empowerment and economic growth. From bridging skill gaps to fostering inclusive prosperity, this session promises to illuminate the synergies between workforce development and economic advancement. 


  • Jay Mendoza: Bureau Chief: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • Clint Knight: Workforce Development Board Administrator – Area 10
  • Craig Sernik: Executive Director: NE Ohio Consortium Council of Governments, Area 19 Workforce Development Board

Moderated by:

  • Jessica Gribben: Development Manager, Shelby: Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development


  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Networking / breakfast
  • 8:30 AM: Welcome
  • 8:35 AM: Welcome from TalentLaunch
  • 8:40 AM – 9:40 AM: Panel Discussion
  • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM: Q&A / Closing Comments