States are getting ready to invest in the broadband expansion projects through BEAD funding, and are gearing up to support the explosion of broadband jobs. While the demand for skilled-workforce is increasing for the broadband and 5G industry, States with the strategic government-industry-academia partnerships will benefit more. Ohio recognized this early on. WIA has been working with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and is acting as the industry intermediary for this partnership. This panel will bring the speakers and experts from the government, industry, and academic sectors and will discuss the winning strategies and success-stories of the Ohio model that many states are planning to replicate. This panel will also address the impact and opportunities for the state and the local industry.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Exhibit Stage