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Career Transition Institute

Career Transition Institute Has Suspended Operations

 

In a recent action, the Board of Directors for Career Transition Institute, Inc. has directed that weekly operations of this nonprofit organization be suspended pending final determination of the charity’s future direction. “This was a difficult decision,” said Christopher Welch, Board Chairperson, “and one that reflected upon both the successful impact and supportive culture this organization has shared through its service to thousands of members over the last 40 years.”

In 1982, Forty Plus of Central Ohio was launched, modeling its training and support initiatives after a mentor organization in New York. The service-based curriculum from New York was tweaked and activated in Columbus. Over the years the training curriculum and group culture evolved to educate and support professional employees at all levels as they navigated their job search plans, many of which included career changes.

As technology advanced, Forty Plus updated its curriculum and operations to remain current with the times. In 2013, the Board made a name change to reflect these shifts, becoming Career Transition Institute, with every effort given to retaining the peer-to-peer supportive culture which had become synonymous with its weekly Monday Morning MeetUps, Friday Job Circle accountability sessions as well as our other courses.

In making this announcement, Mr. Welch noted, “The Board is presently assessing future options given the many changes that COVID-19 has imposed upon us all. A final determination about the future of the organization will be made within the coming months.”

For further information, please contact:
Chris Welch, Board Chair / 614-401-6481 / chris@cwelchlaw.com; or
Dean Pulliam, Board Vice-Chair / 614-769-5861 / deanpulliam@gmail.com

Jewish Family Services Job Search Assistance

Jewish Family Services (JFS) Is inviting CareerTI members and alumni to continue receiving job search support through their Job Search Community. JFS’s goal is to engage job seekers (active and non-active) in continuous learning through their weekly workshops and meet-ups while supplying strong support and encouragement and many networking opportunities. JFS welcomes individuals of all faiths, races, ages, economic circumstances, sexual orientation, and gender identities.

Connecting with JFS can happen in multiple ways:

  1. Visit their website https://jfscolumbus.org and go to the Client Services tab. Select Job Seekers and scroll down to view the Calendar of workshops and meet-ups.
  2. Use Wayfynder https://wayfynder.org to connect to original resources and support services JFS offers.
  3. Reach out to Malka Bendor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/malkabendor/
  4. Email Malka at: mbendor@jfscolumbus.org and request a 1:1 meeting.