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Central Ohio Healthcare Sector Partnership (COHSP) Will Convene over 1000 students for 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 »

Road Trip Nation: Transforming Student Journeys

RoadTrip Nation, a PBS documentary series and career exploration program offers students a transformative exploration experience to discover and match their passions and 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 attainability of theirRead More »

CareerQuest Trips

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 »

Let Data Inform Your Business

Data is crucial for workforce planning, providing organizations with valuable insights to make informed decisions about workforce needs and strategies. The visual representation of information, metrics, and data points provides users with a consolidated and easy-to-understand overview of workforce statistics and trends.  Let Data Inform Your Business WDBCO interactive data dashboards Current Employment Statistics

Columbus Promise Interns

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 »

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