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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, 8/19, 9:30am
WHO: Marcy Depew
FROM: Teal-Noir
TOPIC: Networking

WHEN: Monday, 8/26, 9:30am
WHO: Ellen Armstrong
FROM: Columbus Metropolitan Library
TOPIC: Can the Library Assist with your Job Search? Yes!

WHEN: Monday, 9/2, Labor Day - No Meeting

WHEN:  Monday, 9/9, 9:30am
WHO:    Marcella McCurdy
FROM:  *
TOPIC:  How to Apply for a Job with the State of Ohio

WHEN:  Monday, 9/16, 9:30am
WHO:    Jeff Young
FROM:  LinkedIn Guru
TOPIC:  Maximize Your Personal Branding

WHEN:  Monday, 9/23, 9:30am
WHO:    Jamie Phillips
FROM:  New Directions Career Ctr
TOPIC:  Introduction to Self Marketing

WHEN:  Monday, 9/30, 9:30am
WHO:    Kathy Cleveland Bull
FROM:  N-Compass Consulting
TOPIC:  Developing Inner Strength and a Winning Mindset for Your Career Transition

WHEN:  Monday, 10/7, 9:30am
WHO:    Drema Kirkling
FROM:  Citywide Training & Dev'mt
TOPIC:  TBA
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

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Sept 23, 2019 6pm - 8pm
Rusty Bucket, Worthington
7800 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

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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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Inclement 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

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When: Thursday, August 15: 
What & where Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2 9:30am – 11:30am, Main Library    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Word and Workplace Skills 2-Session 2 11:00am – 1:00pm, Hilltop   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Learning Lab Weekdays 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Main Library    JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

When: Thursday Aug 15, 2019  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
What: Monthly Membership Luncheon – “Fireside Chat with Chief Tod Cheney”
Who: In order for our team to better prepare for these events, and to offer you ample networking time, we encourage you to pre-register and pre-pay for this event.
Membership Rate – $15
Non-Member Rate – $20
Where: Zion Church
5780 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Rd.
Pickerington, OH
Source: https://www.pickeringtonchamber.com/events/details/monthly-membership-luncheon-fireside-chat-with-chief-tod-cheney-12538

 

When: Friday, August 16: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
What & where Learning Lab 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Main Library    JOB & CAREER
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Saturday, August 17: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
What & where Learning Lab 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Main Library    JOB & CAREER Practice using computers and software like Microsoft Word or Excel or write your resume in the Learning Lab. Drop in Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Sunday, August 18: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
What & where Learning Lab 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Main Library    JOB & CAREER
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Monday, August 19:
What & where Introduction to Computers 1 9:30am – 11:30am, Main Library    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Orientation 11:00am – 12:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – Introduction to Computers and Workplace Skills 1-Session 1 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Tuesday, August 20:
What & where OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 9:00am – 11:00am, Gahanna    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Introduction to Computers 2 9:30am – 11:30am, Main Library    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Orientation 11:00am – 12:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – Introduction to Computers and Workplace Skills 1-Session 1 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Introduction to Microsoft Word 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Gahanna    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Excel and Workplace Skills 3-Session 1 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Hilltop   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Tuesday, August 20 2pm – 4pm
What: Resume Evaluation
Who: Take your resume to the next level with tips from resume coach Sharon Hamersley. Register now to schedule a 30-minute session.
We will contact you the Friday before your session to let you know which 30-minute time slot has been reserved for you.
Where: Westerville Public Library tutor Room 1  126 S State Street, Westerville OH 43081
Source: https://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=35848

 

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
What: Chamber Lunch and Learn – 3 Keys to Successful Networking in Today’s Busy World
Who: Networking is a skill that everyone is expected to be proficient at, yet most people have never been trained on HOW to do it!  Join us at this session with Chris Borja, founder of Become a Better Networker, to learn how to build your network effectively.
People are busier today more than ever! See how networking can save you time while growing your brand and business!
Where: Westerville Area Chamber
99 Commerce Park Dr., Suite A
Westerville, OH 43082
Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/chamber-lunch-and-learn-3-keys-to-successful-networking-in-today-s-busy-world-3134

 

 

When: Wednesday, August 21:
What & where OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 9:00am – 11:00am, Southeast    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Introduction to Microsoft Word 9:30am – 11:30am, Main Library    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Tech Tutor 9:30am – 11:30am, Karl Road    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – Introduction to Computers and Workplace Skills 1-Session 2 11:00am – 1:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Northside    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Excel and Workplace Skills 3-Session 1 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Franklinton

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
What: B.A.S.E. – Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Start Your Business Now! (Meets on Aug 21st and Aug 22nd)
Who: NOTE: This is a two-evening workshop and meets from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, Aug 21th and Thursday, Aug22th.

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

B.A.S.E. is a two day workshop that will be held beginning the first Tuesday of every month

Where: Center for Workforce Development at Columbus State
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/base-basis-of-a-successful-enterprise-start-your-business-now-meets-on-aug-21st-and-aug-22nd-registration-54012006365?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

When: Thursday, August 22:
What & where Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1 9:30am – 11:30am, Main Library    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – Introduction to Computers and Workplace Skills 1-Session 2 11:00am – 1:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (EDT)
What: Self-Promotion– A Master Class in Personal Branding   Free
Who: Columbus Women in Sales Join Columbus Women in Sales for this fantastic master class from business strategist Shaniece Wise on personal branding. In this Masterclass you will learn:

The 4 Principles of Personal Branding and How to Connect Them to Your Company  ïs Mission, Vision and Profit Plan

The 3 Biggest Personal Branding Mistakes Made by Professionals and Business Owners and How To Avoid Them

#1 Thing You Must Master When It Comes to Self-Promotion

Where: Rev1 Ventures
1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-promotion-a-master-class-in-personal-branding-tickets-64178597914?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
What: Breakfast Networking @ The Square at Latham Park – August 2019 Join us for free coffee and breakfast as you network and build new friendships.
We will be meeting in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
This is a new group and our very first event!
This is a great community for:
– professionals looking to expand their network
– people looking to serve their respective communities
– people looking to network AND have fun building relationships
– people who want to support one another in achieving their goals
– people with fresh and new ideas who are looking to get connected to the right resources RSVP today! Looking forward to meeting you!
Who: by Hala Zahreddine
Where: The Square at Latham Park

4170 Green Clover Drive

Hilliard, OH 43026

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-networking-the-square-at-latham-park-august-2019-tickets-64986153334?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

 

When: Friday, August 23, 2019  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
What: The 9th Annual IIBA Columbus Chapter BAConference (BACon) is August 23rd, 2019  $275
Who: BACon 2019 by IIBA Columbus Chapter
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bacon-2019-tickets-58652925479?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

When: Friday AUGUST 23, 2019 7:00AM–9:00AM
What:

Breakfast with Business First | Dueling Axes

Looking for a great networking opportunity? Then join us for our monthly Breakfast with Business First events. Meet other local business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. Get to know our Venue Sponsor and pitch story ideas to our editorial team.

Who: Business First
Where: Dueling Axes

309 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/event/163605/2019/breakfast-with-business-first-dueling-axes

 

When: Saturday, August 24:
What & where Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 10:30am – 12:30pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Job Help Lab 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Hilltop    JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Monday, August 26: 
What & where Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Word and Workplace Skills 2-Session 1 11:00am – 1:00pm, Franklinton   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Tuesday, August 27:
What & where OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 9:00am – 11:00am, South High    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Word and Workplace Skills 2-Session 1 11:00am – 1:00pm, Hilltop   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Linden    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Excel and Workplace Skills 3-Session 2 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Hilltop   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Thursday August 27
What: Join us for breakfast and networking at this month’s NetworkDublin Business Breakfast.

This is the perfect way to start your day, as you will get the opportunity to enjoy coffee, a light breakfast, and meet other area business professionals in a casual setting.

Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program follows at 8 a.m. You never know who you might meet at a NetworkDublin! event and how your companies might collaborate, so register online today to attend!

This event is only $10 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members and includes coffee, networking and a light breakfast. Make sure you bring plenty of business cards!

Who: NetworkDublin! Business Breakfast & New Member Reception
Where: Brick House Blue, 6605 Longshore Street, Suite 240, Dublin, OH 43017
Source: https://www.dublinchamber.org/events/details/networkdublin-business-breakfast-new-member-reception-08-27-2019-8115

 

When: Tuesday August 27, 2019
Registration & Networking at 7 am
Workshop from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
What: Coffee and Cashflow Business Series

August Topic: “Attract, Hire and Retain A-Grade Employees”
Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, & key learnings to improve your business!

Who: http://bujibusiness.com
Where: Buji ActionCoach
The Tobin Center
8233 Howe Industrial Parkway Suite B
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Source: https://www.pickeringtonchamber.com/events/details/coffee-and-cashflow-business-series-08-27-2019-13333

 

When: Wednesday, August 28: 
What & where OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 9:00am – 11:00am, Karl Road    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Tech Tutor 9:30am – 11:30am, Karl Road    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Word and Workplace Skills 2-Session 2 11:00am – 1:00pm, Franklinton   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

OhioMeansJobs Jobs Mobile – Jobs Mobile on the Move 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Franklinton    JOB & CAREER  ADULT LEARNING & GED

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Franklinton    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Excel and Workplace Skills 3-Session 2 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Franklinton   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Wednesday. August 28   2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
What: Governors Emeritus: Catching up with Taft and Strickland
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Club
Where: The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
Source: https://columbusmetroclub.wildapricot.org/upcoming-events

 

When: Thursday, August 29:
What & where Workforce Development Program: Technology and Skills Class – MS Word and Workplace Skills 2-Session 2 11:00am – 1:00pm, Hilltop   TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Workforce Development Program: Job Coaching 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Hilltop    TECHNOLOGY CLASS  JOB & CAREER

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event

 

When: Thursday, August 29: 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
What: Serendipity Labs Downtown Corporate Market Event

As a flexible, upscale coworking, office and meeting/event space, we are hosting an open market that showcases local organizations that bring value to corporate teams, team building and events. Join us on Thursday, August 29th from 3:00-5:00 at our Downtown lab and see everything these companies have to offer. There will be special promotions, prizes and more. You don’t want to miss it!

Where: Serendipity Labs Columbus Downtown
21 E. State Street
Floor 2
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Who: by Serendipity Labs
Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serendipity-labs-downtown-corporate-market-event-tickets-66200769283?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

When: Thursday, August 29: 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
What: Employment For Seniors, Inc. 25th Annual Senior Career
Where: Fawcett Center   2400 Olentangy River Rd
Who: Employment for Seniors
Source: https://www.employseniors.org/expo/2019ExpoFlier.pdf