Kasich remarks came Monday after the first meeting of a state board that's studying Ohio's workforce development system.
The 25-member panel is looking at ways to measure the effectiveness of job programs and better tailor state and federal training money to the skill needs of companies.
Ohio has roughly 90 existing workforce programs spread under at least 13 different state agencies.
Some training programs help veterans, while others are aimed at preparing prisoners for work after they've served their sentences.
Kasich's administration wants to streamline the workforce system, so companies can more easily navigate the programs.
Kasich says businesses must get comfortable with participating in the system.