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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

OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County

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

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School Location Back Office Engineering Industrial IT Logistics
Adult and Community Education Columbus X X X X X
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark X X
Central Ohio Technical College Newark X X X X
Central Ohio Technical College - Pataskala Campus Reynoldsburg X
Clark State Community College (Classes at Ohio Hi Point and Bellefontaine High School) Bellefontaine X X X X X
Columbus Downtown High School & Career Center Columbus X X X X
Columbus State Community College Columbus X X X X X
Columbus State Community College - Bolton Field Columbus X X
Columbus State Community College - Delaware Campus Delaware X X
Columbus State Community College - Dublin Center Dublin X
Daymar College Columbus X
Delaware Area Career Center - North Campus Delaware X
Delaware Area Career Center - South Campus Delaware X X
DeVry University - Columbus Columbus X X X X X
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools - Eastland Career Center Groveport X X X X
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools - Fairfield Career Center Carroll X X X
Fortis College Westerville X X
Franklin University Columbus X X X X
Franklin University - Delaware Center Delaware X
Franklin University - Dublin Center Dublin X
Franklin University Gahanna X
Hondros College Westerville
Indiana Wesleyan University Hilliard X X
Knox County Career Center Mount Vernon X X X
Marion Technical College Marion X X X X
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon X X X X
Ohio Christian University Circleville X X X X
Ohio Dominican University Columbus X X X X X
Ohio Hi Point Career Center Bellefontaine X X X X
Ohio University - Lancaster Lancaster X X X X
Ohio University - Pickerington Center Pickerington X
Park University - DSCC Whitehall X X X X
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center - Circleville Campus Circleville X X X X
Roadmaster Truck Driving Institute Columbus X
Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative - RAMTEC Marion X X
South-Western Career Technical Academy Grove City X X X
Techskills Columbus ( Columbus X
The Computer Workshop Inc. Dublin X X
The Electrical Trades Center Grandview X
The Ohio State University-Marion Marion X X X
The Ohio State University - Newark Newark X
Tolles Career and Technical Center Plain City X X X X
Tri-Rivers Career Center Marion X X
Tri-Rivers Career Center - Adult Healthcare Campus Marion X X X
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, One Columbus
Community Colleges and Universities

View the list of Columbus Region colleges and universities.