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Columbus State - Nationwide partnership sees first graduates

Campus News | Friday, August 24, 2018

Nationwide IT Certificate recipients

Executive in Residence for Workforce Innovation Todd Warner, far right, with the first group of Nationwide employees who earned the new IT Workforce Certificate in August.

Nationwide employees are taking advantage of a new IT certificate program to learn skills for high-demand jobs.

 In partnership with Columbus State in a pilot workforce education program created by the College-convened Central Ohio Compact Workforce Advisory Council, an initial class of Nationwide employees studying data analytics in the worksite-hosted program recently graduated. Certificates are also offered in cybersecurity and software development.  

Nationwide is the first Central Ohio company to engage in this Workforce Advisory Council-developed initiative through the Compact, a regional collaborative working toward increased degree and credential attainment.

Other companies are planning to participate in the program, which is designed to address a shortage of workers in the region with expertise in key IT fields. Columbus State’s program will enable area companies to retrain their current workforce to fill those positions.


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