Navigating Your Career Journey Together

Career Transition Institute
Who We Are Who We Are Career Transition Institute, formerly known as Forty Plus of Central Ohio, is a member and volunteer-operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers training... READ MORE Monday Morning Meetup Speakers! [click for more info] WHEN:  Monday, 2/18/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Brigid Heid
FROM:  Eastman Smith Ltd
TOPIC:  Employment Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign
In Room 111 *This Meeting Only*

WHEN:  Monday, 2/25/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Ellen Armstrong
FROM:  Columbus Metropolitan Library
TOPIC:  Can the Library Assist with your Job Search? Yes!

WHEN:  Monday, 3/4/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Jeff Young
FROM:  LinkedIn Guru
TOPIC:  Ask the Expert

WHEN:  Monday, 3/11/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Scott Johnson
FROM:  Ohio Means Jobs
TOPIC:  Navigating OhioMeansJobs

WHEN:  Monday, 3/18/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Diane Wingerter
FROM:  Face to Face Marketing
TOPIC:  What is Your Career Strategy for 2019?

WHEN:  Monday, 3/25/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Carol Ventresca
FROM:  Employment for Seniors
TOPIC:  Job Fairs Are a Critical Step in Your Job Search - Strategies That Work!
CLASSES CLASSES Your job search is serious business…and at Career Transition Institute, we take a serious approach for teaching you how to effectively... READ MORE Upcoming Events Click here for details. Mark your calendar:
Winter Social is coming!
Monday, February 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rusty Bucket - 2nd floor
7800 Olentangy River Road | Worthington

Join us at the Rusty Bucket in Worthington as we celebrate members who have landed and active members while we mix, mingle and connect with Monday MeetUp speakers, Board Members and companies who are looking for talent.
Light Refreshments | Cash Bar | Silent Auction

Check back for new events as they are planned.
MEMBERS AND ALUMNI MEMBERS AND ALUMNI Greetings former members! We are making an effort to keep in touch with our alumni. Please send us... READ MORE TESTIMONIALS Testimonials from Our Alumni... READ MORE TESTIMONIALS
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CTI in the News

Here is some of the media attention related to our services and the overall success of those that have passed through our program.

CTI  In the News: COLUMBUS – July 16, 2018, 2010. John Ridge gives an overview of CTI at the July 2018 ABC 6 Job Boot Camp. View Full Video…

Steve Stetz and Many Other Job Help Orgs Interviewed on WOSU

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – August 2, 2010. Steve Stetz of Forty Plus and many other organizations discuss how age can make a huge difference in how you approach your job search. Listen to Audio…

Jeff Young and Wade Meyer are Interviewed on ONN

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – February 2, 2010. Jeff Young and Wade Meyer discuss how networking groups like Forty Plus can help people who are job searching. Forty Plus assists with resume writing, interviewing, skill set development. View Full Video…

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Inclemate weather is a reality in Central Ohio. Our policy is that if the Columbus Public Schools are closed for the day, so are we.

Networking Events

Columbus Networking — February 2019

Monday 02/04/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Grants for Nonprofits and Individuals
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn about resources for individual grant-seekers or for growing and sustaining a nonprofit organization.


Tuesday 02/05/2019

Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce –
Where: Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room

99 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A, Westerville, Oh 43082

What: SOHO Network Meeting AM – 1st Tuesday of every month
When: 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Join the Chamber’s Small Office Home Office (SOHO) network to learn more about helping your small business succeed in Westerville’s competitive market.

This meeting is open to all and gives attendees an opportunity to mingle with other small businesses to explore strategies and best practices for marketing and growing in the Westerville area.


Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Every 1st Tuesday of the month


Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC)

565 Metro Place S. Dublin, Oh 43017

What: DANG Member Social at the Dec! All are Welcome!
When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Gahanna Branch

310 Granville Street, Columbus, OH 43230

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Gahanna branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Library – Meeting RM 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Starting a Small Business
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.


Who: Ability Professional Network – Every Tuesday Evening – $15/month fee


The DEC First Floor Training Center

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Tuesday Tune-Up Job Networking Group
When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM


Grandview Heights Public Library
Where: Conference Room A

1685 W. First Ave. Columbus, OH

What: 1 on 1 Career Coaching
When: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Explore career options & make effective career decisions. Call Fred Points, of the Career

Center at Jewish Family Services, at 614-559-0118 to reserve a free 30-minute session in Conference Room A.


Wednesday 02/06/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Northside Branch

1423 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Northside branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Southeast Branch – Study Room

3890 South Hamilton Road, Groveport, OH 43125

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Southeast branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.


Who: Catalyst Career Group


Embassy Suites by Hilton – Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Oh 43231

What: Job Fair of Columbus
When: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Plan to attend and meet face-to-face with several of the Columbus area’s finest employers.

All of the companies at our job fairs have open positions they are seeking to fill.

Positions in the following areas are typically available:
Sales, Customer Service, Call Center, Management, General Business, Marketing, Retail, Administrative, Insurance, Banking, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Education, Law Enforcement, Government, Military, Hospitality, Human Resources, Technicians, Telemarketing, Healthcare, IT, and more.


Thursday 02/07/2019

Who: Columbus Executive Forum Recurring 1st Thursday of every month
Where: Innovate New Albany

8000 Walton Parkway New Albany, OH 43054

What: Monthly Networking Meeting
When: 9:00 am – 10:30 AM


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Library – Meeting RM 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Basic Google Tools
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn how to use Drive and other Google tools, as well as how to share and upload documents. Familiarity with basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.


Who: Champions of


Crown Plaza North – Worthington

6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229

What: NBC4 Champions of Diversity On-Air Job Fair
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

RECRUIT TOP TALENT AT OUR UNIQUE “ON-SITE, ON-AIR & ON-LINE” CAREER FAIR/DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN – SPECIAL JOB SEEKER HOLIDAY GRAND PRIZE DRAWING AT THE ON-SITE EVENT!!! & WCMH NBC4 Columbus, to present a college & professional career fair that provides recruiters the latest in social networking communications and online recruitment technology along with the wide reach of WCMH NBC4 Columbus and the diverse job seeker network of, Inc allowing recruiters to connect and communicate in real-time with thousands of diverse Central Ohio job seekers on-line and then setup meetings face-to-face at the live on-site career fair event.

So whether you’re looking to hire candidates in for warehousing, logistics, retail, banking, manufacturing, marketing, technology, media, sales and more, you will find all the best talent on-line and on-site @ Champions Of Diversity On-Air Job Fair Series @ &


Who: Choice Career Fairs
Where: Crown Plaza Columbus North Worthington

6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229

What: Columbus Job Fair
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What to expect…

You’ll meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from some of the areas top employers. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes, because they’re here to hire.

Walk in and start interviewing, it’s that simple. Save time, money and effort interviewing with multiple companies in one day at one location. Many of these companies have several openings and are eager to meet with you. You’re no longer just a piece of paper. Attend the career fair and get in front of decision makers.

What are you waiting for?… Let us know you’re coming and register today


Who: Columbus Business First – $20
Where: Brew Dog

1175 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43201

What: News and Brews @Brew Dog
When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come meet our award-winning news team, including our Editor-in-Chief, Doug Buchanan!

Join us for a late afternoon of conversation with Business First’s reporters and editors, and other CBF readers! Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy networking, appetizers, your favorite beverage, and an advance copy of the February 8th print edition!

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Brew Dog (short north) 1175 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

PARKING: Meters available on street



Who: American Marketing Association (AMA)
Where: Juniper

580 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Happy Hour
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Casual networking, free appetizers and a chance to learn more about AMA Columbus.

Special Parking Instructions: Parking is free in the Smith Brothers Hardware parking lot. Valet parking is also available for a fee.


Friday 02/08/2019

Pickerington Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP
Where: Wesley Ridge Retirement Community

2225 Taylor Park, Pickerington, OH

What: Women’s Leadership Coalition – Grow Your Sales Immediately
When: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Join us on Friday, February 8, 2019, as we bring in Karla Lewis, Certified Sales Coach with Southwestern Consulting, to conduct an advanced sales workshop!

In this high-energy session, you will learn:

  • Ideas for creating an unlimited referral-based business
  • Habits for developing a top producer mindset to help keep yourself motivated every day
  • A strategy for creating a sense of urgency and getting clients to a more efficient clost
  • What coaching looks like and how it can help you increase your commissions

Karla has a 30+ year sales track record always being a top producer.  She is most interested in helping people who want to take their lives and careers to the next level and help them become the most MARVELous version of themselves!

Typically held on the first Friday of the month (some exceptions), this event provides a great opportunity to make new business connections, hear from a top-notch speaker sharing relevant business advice, and sharing information about YOUR business.