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The Anchor Institution

Built for this moment

The White House designation of Columbus as one of five U.S. Workforce Hubs—and of Columbus State as the Hub’s anchor institution—is national recognition that Central Ohio is poised for a transformation that will elevate the region on the global stage and unlock economic mobility for thousands of underrepresented families.

2023's Workforce Hub announcement speaks to the tremendous importance of our region’s explosive growth in vital and emerging industries, including semiconductor production, clean energy, biotechnology, high-performance computing, and health care.

The national significance of the moment is big. But the significance for regional students, families, and households is bigger.

Jill Biden in Columbus

A hub - and a national model - for workforce transformation

First Lady Jill Biden poses with Columbus State students and recent graduates in attendance at her visit to Columbus City Hall. Dr. Biden's visit celebrated the launch of a regional Columbus Workforce Hub strategy development, convened by Columbus State as anchor institution of the White House-designated initiative. Learn More

These Are Our Jobs

The impending job surge is a game-changer for students, job seekers, and career changers, and signals a
dramatic regional shift toward a genuinely inclusive economy. Central Ohio needs a new, more inclusive
talent pipeline. Columbus State was made to build it.

Thousands of new high-demand, high-pay jobs—each requiring just a two-year degree or less—will be added in the next several years.

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New Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

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New Health Care Jobs

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New EV Battery Jobs

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New Construction & Skilled Trades Jobs