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Helping our Business Community Thrive

At Columbus State, we're working with our industry partners to identify "skills gaps" in the workforce and tailor our academic programs to fit them. And we're taking a holistic approach to career pathways—determining individual paths from training to a job.

Center for Workforce Development (CWD)


The Center for Workforce Development partners with many companies in central Ohio to address workforce improvement and economic development needs through innovative approaches to education and training. We have worked with a variety of industries—Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Insurance, IT, Logistics, and more—and we want to work with you to help your business succeed.

Contact Us

We are here to talk to you about your business needs.

Center for Workforce Development
315 Cleveland Avenue
PO Box 1609
Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 287-5858


In the News

Small Business Development Center has Abundant Educational Resources for Small Businesses. Read full article

Columbus State aims to fix insurance work force gap. Read full article

Center for Workforce Development appoints new director. Read full article

Ohio Board of Regents welcomed Cheryl Hay, Deputy Chancellor, Higher Education Workforce Alignment. Read full article

Columbus State Conference Center

The Columbus State Conference Center aspires to cultivate community partnerships by providing superior conference meeting facilities for programs, business seminars and conferences that support and enhance the economic activity of both the Columbus State Community College and the local community. 

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

Center for Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce Development has a program that's right for you or your business!

Find the program that fits for your needs.

Visit the CWD website