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1100 High School Students Convene at Convention Center for Health Career Exploration

The Central Ohio Healthcare Sector Partnership will host over 1,100 high school students from 20 school districts across Central Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, presenting hands-on activities to drive awareness of five priority healthcare occupations, including respiratory therapist, radiological technologist, surgical technologist, medical assistant, and registered nurse.  To grow the healthcare talent pipelineRead More »

CareerQuest Trips Directly Connect Employers to Job Seekers

The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio in collaboration with OhioMeansJobs – Columbus-Franklin County has championed a series of industry tours called CareerQuest. The tours focus on in-demand manufacturing, logistics, information technology, and healthcare occupations taking prospective job seekers directly to the employer’s place of business.  The tour series kicked off in October with aRead More »

RoadTrip Nation Coming to Columbus

RoadTrip Nation, a nationally acclaimed PBS documentary series and companion career exploration program, offers students a transformative exploration experience to discover and match their passions with purpose. The program introduces students to a world of career possibilities. By following real people who have succeeded by reaching their dream careers students broaden their horizons, realize the attainabilityRead More »

Professional Internships for Columbus Promise Students at Local Non-Profits

The Columbus Promise provides graduates of Columbus City Schools with no-cost access to higher education at Columbus State Community College. Promise has shown great potential as hundreds of students progress toward career development and a bright future.  A key part of transitioning to a career job is experience such that professional internships are integral toRead More »

COMING UP! – “State of the Workforce” at Columbus Metropolitan Club Wed. Sept 27

Brent Orrell, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a thought leader in workforce development and criminal justice reform, will be the featured speaker. He will be joined by WDBCO CEO Lisa Patt-McDaniel and guest host Archie Williamson, founder of Diversified Systems and former WDBCO Board Chair. Reservations are required. Details and registration information are available atRead More »

Career Coaches Take OhioMeansJobs Directly to the People at Columbus Metropolitan Libraries

In addition to the full-service offerings, Monday – Friday 8 – 5 p.m. at our Job Center at 1111 E. Broad Street, OMJCFC is placing outreach specialists “to meet the people where they’re at,” announced OMJCFC Career Services Project Director Sonya Gant. “We believe it makes sense to reach into the community and offer full-serviceRead More »