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Helping our Business Community Thrive

At Columbus State, our single focus is providing real world solutions to your real world problems. We offer a wide range of opportunities for the business community. Whether you are looking for individual courses, workforce development, professional consultation, or a space to hold a meeting or conference, we have your solution.

Community Education & Workforce Development (CEWD)


The Community Education and Workforce Development Division provides education and training opportunities for businesses and individuals. Serving the full spectrum of workforce development—from current employees, to the unemployed, underemployed, or individuals wanting to change careers—we offer a variety of programs designed to meet your needs.

Services for Businesses

Organizations seeking employee retention and productivity gains can look to CEWD for: talent development, customized training, continuing education, language training, as well as entrepreneurial and economical development services.

Services for Individuals

CEWD provides educational opportunities that allow members of the community to: obtain basic skills, prepare for college, obtain a GED, train for a new career, or simply pursue a personal interest.

Get to the Next Level

Michael Bowers"Forget about writing a plan and focus on the process of planning."

Michael Bowers, head of the Small Business Development, talks to Metropreneur.

Resources for Businesses

Custom Training

Let us provide customized training for your business! Using our expertise and Columbus State's resources, we can create a custom training program for your organization. We provide training on leadership and succession planning, supervisory skills, training in language and cultural sensitivity, ISO/Six Sigma, and other business topics you may need.

Conference Center

Government, business leaders as well as nonprofit and private sector groups find the Columbus State Conference Center a perfect location for their functions. The Conference Center features spaces with plenty of natural light, as well as all-inclusive pricing with audio-visual, wireless internet access, and parking.

Doing Business with Columbus State

Are you a vendor looking to do business with Columbus State? If so, here are some resources that can make the process easier.

To arrange an appointment call (614) 287-2641 or (614) 287-5600