National Apprenticeship Week in November

  Join COWIC/ OhioMeansJobs-Columbus-Franklin County and the U.S. Department of Labor for the first National Apprenticeship Week from November 2-6. Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. Companies that offer apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve

COWIC staff featured in 13th Who’s Who in Black Columbus

Several COWIC employees are featured in the 13th Who’s Who in Black Columbus book, unveiled during a reception at The Ohio State University on October 27, 2015. COWIC President and CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert is prominent on the cover of this year’s book, and also profiled as one of Columbus’ Game

Fall 2015 Central Ohio Works Newsletter

More Partners, Better Service A message from the President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert Welcome to our more interactive, electronic newsletter! Every quarter, we will bring you the latest workforce development, training, and COWIC/OhioMeansJobs news. We have a lot of new things happening in the Job Center and we encourage you

COWIC extends Tuesday hours

The COWIC/OhioMeansJobs-Columbus Franklin County Job Center will be extending its hours on Tuesdays from 8:30am-7pm starting October 13 to serve jobseekers who need services later in the evening. Our Job Center helps jobseekers: Develop a relationship and customized employment plan with a personal career adviser Use computers to conduct self-directed Internet

Green Corps is looking for jobseekers with green thumbs

Are you 18–30 years old with an interest in horticulture and landscaping? The Franklin County Green Corps program will prepare you for a successful career in the green industry, such as growing food, landscaping and greenhouse production. Green Corps participants receive 320 hours of paid training at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

COWIC/ OhioMeansJobs-Columbus Franklin County is a proud participant of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This

Creating better work relationships with millennials

Millennials, the generation between 21 and 32 years old, are currently the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, according to a 2014 study by Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding. Nearly a million millennials will be entering the workforce this year. Though nearly 28% of this age group is already in a

September is Workforce Development Month

September is Workforce Development Month! Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corp. (COWIC) is the Workforce Investment Board for Columbus and Franklin County, which aims to connect job seekers and businesses with the training, resources, and employment services needed to support economic development. During the month of September, COWIC will be hosting

S.O.A.R. hire! 2014-2015 Annual Youth Report

Click the image above to read the report. To download a PDF of the 2014-2015 S.O.A.R. hire! Annual Youth Report, click here. There are more than 20,000 opportunity youth in the Columbus Region, and the time for narrowing the gap between the need for services and federal and local policies