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Workforce Development Resources in the Columbus Region

Dozens of vocational and technical schools, colleges and universities, grants and workforce development programs are available in the Columbus Region.

JobsOhio Workforce Grants

The JobsOhio Workforce Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio. Click here to download a PDF that describes the workforce development program.

Ohio Office of Workforce Development

Office of Workforce Development (OWD) manages programs to help businesses find good employees, funds job training to improve the quality of Ohio’s workforce, and administers tax credits to businesses hiring certain eligible workers.

Columbus Workforce Development Agencies and Programs

Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC)

Partners with Franklin County Job and Family Services, the State of Ohio Job and Family Services, and the City of Columbus to provide assistance to all job seekers including, but not limited to, those moving from public assistance and those who have been dislocated from their current position.

Halcyon IT Veterans Workforce Development Program

Halcyon IT, an IT solutions provider in Dublin, Ohio, has a training program for military veterans to help them quickly learn the basic skills of software development and software quality assurance through classroom training, reference materials and hands-on workshops and lab exercises.

Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program

The Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program is designed to help Ohio high school students explore potential careers and gain valuable work experience in a professional environment. Through an internship of at least 20 weeks and 200 hours of training, students have the opportunity to explore all aspects of a profession and gain better understanding of the training needed to enter a career field.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veterans Program

The Veterans Program Office develops policies and implements programs to increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and participate in job training programs.

Volunteers of America – Greater Ohio

Offers job-readiness and training programs to help veterans find and maintain stable employment.

U.S. Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

A federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program. There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit, and there are a few simple steps to follow to apply for WOTC.

Columbus Region Career and Technical Schools

Columbus Career and Technical Schools

A = Programs for adults; HS = Programs for high school students
Adult and Community Education (Columbus City Schools) A A A A A A A A
American Institute of Alternative Medicine A A
American School of Technology A A A A
Aveda Institute A
Bradford School A A A
Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) HS HS, A HS HS, A HS, A HS, A HS, A HS, A HS, A
Chamberlain College of Nursing A
Daymar College A A A A A A
Delaware Area Career Center HS HS HS, A HS HS, A HS, A HS, A HS
Dental Assistant Pro A
DeVry University A A A A
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management A A A A
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools HS HS HS HS, A HS HS, A HS, A HS, A HS, A
Everest Institute A A A
Fortis College A A A A A
Harrison College A A A A
Heritage College A A
Hondros College A
ITT Technical Institute A A A A A
Knox County Career Center HS HS HS, A HS, A HS, A HS A HS, A
Miami-Jacobs Career College A A A A
My Computer Career / TechSkills A A
National College A A A
Ohio Business College A A A A
Ohio Center for Broadcasting A
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center HS HS HS, A HS, A HS HS, A HS, A A HS, A
Ohio State College of Barber Styling A
Paul Mitchell The Schools Columbus A
Per Scholas A
Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center HS HS HS, A HS HS, A HS HS, A
Regency Beauty Institute A
Salon Schools A
Tolles Career and Technical Center HS HS, A HS HS, A HS HS, A HS, A HS, A HS, A
Tri-Rivers Career Center HS HS HS, A HS HS, A HS, A HS, A
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2015 Enrollment, Columbus Business First, Columbus 2020
Community Colleges and Universities

View the list of Columbus Region colleges and universities.