Kent State Salem Livestreaming Workforce Development Event Focusing on Mental Health and Addiction Careers
Kent State University at Salem will livestream the Workforce for the Future Forum on Thurs., Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library. The Workforce Development event, taking place in Columbus, will highlight careers available in addiction and mental health fields, as well as the recruitment and retention of professionals working through the current opioid crisis and impending addiction crisis with other drugs.
The event is co-sponsored by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration and the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Interested students and/or professionals are welcome to attend for the livestream for free.
Through this forum, the sponsors hope to increase the number of college students interested in these specialized addiction disciplines. Organizers note that, because of the Affordable Care Act (AC) and the Mental Health Parity and the Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), there will be more employment opportunities for new professionals to find, and maintain, employment in disciplines that are rising and gaining credibility in the healthcare world.
The forum will feature speakers who are successful in their education and workforce placement, as well as employers who can offer insight into hiring and employment opportunities.