Community Education and Workforce Development

Columbus State Community College was recently designated as the Best Continuing Education Offering inBest of Business the Best of Business 2011 issue of Columbus C.E.O. This designation, which was awarded to Columbus State for the third consecutive year, was determined by Columbus C.E.O readers who were asked to give their opinions in 70 business categories.

Tracy Jones (left) and Tracy Lamar-Nickoli (right) are pictured accepting the award on behalf of the College, for their contributions in the Center for Workforce Development.

 CPE Team



On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program recognized the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Columbus State Community College was recognized in the following categories:

Ohio Economic Development Association

Excellence in Workforce Development Innovation

  • 1st Place Award Winner (tie) - Cheryl Hay - recognizing her as a workforce development professional for her contributions to the region in this area while at Columbus State Community College and with the Columbus Chamber.
  • 1st Place Award Winner (tie) - Columbus State Community College - LogisticsART Initiative. Program partners include: Columbus Chamber, Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation, ODW Logistics and Midwest Express Group.

Excellence in Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Finalist - Columbus State Community College - LogisticsART Initiative

LogisticsART is a Federal Department of Labor grant-funded program designed to train dislocated, unemployed, and veterans in basic Logistics concepts, as well as provide them with the tools necessary to obtain employment. In addition, the program has funds to provide upgrades to the skill sets of incumbent employees in the areas of customer service, supervision and leadership and business acumen. The program is available in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Madison, Morrow, Licking, Pickaway, and Union counties through 2013 and is offered at no cost to the individual for those who qualify.

The Center for Workforce Development, which is part of the Community Education and Workforce Development division at Columbus State Community College, has a long standing history of partnering with businesses in the Columbus, Ohio community. With the mission of “being the community workforce partner of choice” it strives to address workforce improvement and economic development needs through innovative approaches to education, career counseling, talent development, customized training, and organizational performance.

LogisticsART Award Winners

 Excellence in Workforce Development Innovation Award Winners