The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio Releases The Future of Smart Work RFP in Partnership with Smart Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio
COLUMBUS — The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio with funding from Smart Columbus released a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for The Future of Smart Work. This RFP is funded by the Smart Cities Challenge grant awarded to the City of Columbus by the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, United Way of Central Ohio, and the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio. The Future of Smart Work RFP will fund research on job disruption and future job opportunities for central Ohio residents as part of the Smart Columbus initiatives and help identify how ladders of opportunity may be created in the Columbus Region.
“The future of the Columbus Region will see changes in its employment landscape due to decarbonization, grid modernization, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation, and other innovations,” says Lisa Patt-McDaniel, President & CEO of WDBCO. “This is a great opportunity to prepare job seekers with the skills and credentials needed for the future.”
The Future of Smart Work RFP seeks proposals from academic institutions, nonprofit research institutions and consultants that can analyze central Ohio’s current workforce in the advancement of technology and innovation and provide practical information for the future employment landscape.
Review The Future of Work RFP for an explanation of the proposal requirements, eligibility criteria and application process by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019 by 2:00pm est.