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Workforce Development Innovation Center

Workforce Development Innovation Center


16 WDIC Logo.jpegThe Workforce Development Innovation Center develops programs & courses that provide innovative solutions to your specific business and industry challenges; helping your workforce to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to succeed. We offer open enrollment and customized contract training that ranges from technical skill enhancement and safety certifications to soft skills development and professional designation exam preparation.

Our commitment and charge is to improve the skills of the workforce, helping to grow economic development in Ohio; providing a competitive edge and furthering the mission of COTC: "to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area."

 
 
The WDIC forms strategic alliances with industry partners to provide customized solutions that are:

  • Cost-effective;
  • Offered at your site or one of the four COTC campuses;
  • Tailored as either for-college-credit or non-credit courses; and
  • Delivered by industry and academic experts.

WDIC Update

Thank you for your continued interest in our workforce training and professional development sessions, and thank you for continuing to trust us with the upskilling and growth of your teams. We also appreciate the feedback and welcome additional requests for bolstering our inventory of open enrollment options. As we prepare to announce the Autumn ’20 sessions, please consider reviewing some of our most popular choices from the following list and share with others in your organization.

You may click directly on the name of the session to learn more and to pre-register:

The Learning to Lead Series: Whether you are new to leading a team or more experienced but looking to refine your leadership skills, our Learning to Lead Series of leadership development modules is right for you. Each session focuses on the core skills leaders need to motivate and inspire employees, to manage team workload, and to develop team members. This interactive learning experience will strengthen your confidence and capacity as a leader, teaching you to build a culture of engagement, while inspiring others and guiding sustainable results for you, your team, and your organization. For the maximum growth and learning experience, we recommend you complete every training within the series, but you have the option to choose from each of the following:

 

Finally, please remember, Ohio's TechCred program was built to encourage technology-focused investments in your staff. You could receive up to a $2,000 reimbursement for each approved credential each of your employees earn. It would be our pleasure to guide you through this process and to provide the training. We are pleased to be an Ohio TechCred Training Provider.

As the public health guidelines are in place and respectfully followed, we will continue to meet as many workforce needs as possible remotely. And finally, we commit to remaining united in our attempts to stabilize and upskill your workforce and your business operations now and into the future.

Be safe, be well, and take care of one another,

Vicki Maple, EdD
Vice President for Economic Development and Workforce Solutions at Central Ohio Technical College



Vicki Maple A message to our valued employers

Thank you for your interest in the Workforce Development Innovation Center at COTC where our purpose and our promise is to improve the skills of the workforce and grow economic development in Ohio; providing a competitive edge and furthering the mission of COTC "to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area."

While each of us manufacture, produce, and/or distribute a different type of product or service, one thing we have in common is workforce demand.

The most commonly identified needs and challenges I hear range from filling the pipeline and keeping it filled with skilled labor, to addressing training needs and skills gaps. While we may have quickly shifted from the key concern of retention and attrition as a result of "a graying workforce in a rebounding economy," to "keeping the workforce safe and stable during this period of interruption and maintaining operations while preparing for future increased productivity demands," we would like the opportunity to express our most sincere support as we explore your workforce challenges, and help create the solutions!

Perhaps you are seeking a more credentialed, a more highly skilled, or a cross-trained workforce. Please remember, Ohio's TechCred program was built to encourage technology-focused investments in your staff. You could receive up to a $2,000 reimbursement for each approved credential each of your employees earn. It would be our pleasure to guide you through this process and to provide the training. 

From a "for-college-credit" standpoint, we can create a cohort with as few as 10 or 12 committed participants from your organization, if it is your wish or their desire to complete a college certificate or degree. We can even take a look at their individual current and prior work experience, as well as their prior learning/educational/training experiences, and in some cases, apply college credit for that… taking them that much closer to receiving their degree or to celebrating a milestone with an in-house certificate.

It's all possible, and you have MY promise… you have OUR promise… to work with you and for you!

We look forward to partnering with you and to developing strong alliances with you; creating those strategically reciprocal relationships, and bridging those gaps! Please allow us the opportunity. 

Vicki Maple, EdD

Vice President, Economic Development & Workforce Solutions
740-364-9565 
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C. J. Dutiel

WDIC Project Coordinator
740-755-7284 


"Never Stop Learning Because Life Never Stops Teaching." – This is our mantra at the Lifelong Learning Institutealso managed through the WDIC. Click in to explore a world of learning available for the senior population of Central Ohio!

Remember: We also review prior learning experience and prior work experience for potential college credit, plus there are options for stackable certificates that lead to degree completion. Click here to learn about our Associate of Technical Studies program that YOU can design for yourself! 

Contact the WDIC to explore workforce solutions that work for you!

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 Popular Pages

 

 

HLC Reaffirmationhttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/reaffirmation-hlcHLC Reaffirmation
Workforce Development Innovation Centerhttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Pages/Workforce-Development-Innovation-Center-(2).aspxWorkforce Development Innovation Center
Lifelong Learning Institutehttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Pages/Lifelong--Learning-Institute.aspxLifelong Learning Institute
Institutional Planning http://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Pages/Institutional-Planning--.aspxInstitutional Planning
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectivenesshttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Pages/Institutional-Research-and-Effectiveness.aspxThe Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

 Recent Documents

 

 

COTC Faculty and Staff Demographics Report_2020_19AUhttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Documents/COTC Faculty and Staff Demographics Report_2020_19AU.pdfCOTC Faculty and Staff Demographics Report_2020_19AU
9-22-20 Agendahttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Documents/9-22-20 Agenda.pdf9-22-20 Agenda
Goals and Measureshttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Documents/Goals and Measures.pdfGoals and Measures
COTC Historical HC-FTE Table (1971-present)http://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Documents/COTC Historical HC-FTE Table.pdfCOTC Historical HC-FTE Table (1971-present)
COTC Student Demographics - 20SM Finalhttp://webprod.cotc.edu/Communities/Documents/COTC Student Demographics - 20SM Final.pdfCOTC Student Demographics - 20SM Final

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