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, 2/25/19, 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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A complete list is provided at the bottom center section of this homepage.



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 02/18/2019

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Every 3rd Monday of the month


Rusty Bucket

6726 Perimeter Loop, Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Business Networking Luncheon @ Rusty Bucket
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM



Tuesday 02/19/2019

Who: ABC 6


Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Job Boot Camp
When: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Link to listing of employers –



Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, Free Members, $5 Non-Members
Where: Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room

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

What: Chamber Lunch and Learn – Tax Law Updates
When: 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM

It’s that dreaded time of year again…that time to start pulling your information together to complete your tax return.  Last year brought new changes to the tax laws- are you ready?  Join Jordan Keller from HW&Co. CPAs & Advisors to help you get your information together to make things easier for you and your tax preparer.

You will leave this session with a better understanding of the tax law changes, what laws apply to you and your small businesses and some planning strategies to bring up with your tax preparers.

Space limited – reserve your seat now.

Feel free to bring your lunch with you!


Who: Westerville Public Library – RSVP Recurring 3rd Tuesday of the month


Tutor Room 1

126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081, 614-882-7277

What: Resume Review
When: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Schedule a 30-minute session to have your resume coach Sharon Hamersley for tips to take

your resume to the next level. Registration required. We will contact you the Friday

before your session to let you know which 30-minute time slot has been reserved for you.


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


Wednesday 02/20/2019

Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – $22 Members, $49 Non-Member
Where: LaScala

4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235

What: Women in Business Luncheon
When: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

You are invited to this Women in Business Luncheon for an opportunity to connect with local business leaders, exchange innovative ideas and enjoy a delicious lunch. In addition, special presenters and participants will encourage empowerment, both personally and professionally, to help you find fulfillment and success in life.

This diverse group of savvy female business leaders includes professionals from all industries and fields, and those who want to realize their strengths and excel in their careers.

The cost to attend this event is only $22 per person for Chamber members and $49 per person for non-members, which includes lunch. Please include diet concerns when reserving your spot.


Thursday 02/21/2019

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – $10/person Every 3rd Thursday of the Month


Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC), First Floor Training Center, Suite 180

565 Metro Place S. Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Become a Better Networker! Business Networking 101 Workshop
When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales professionals looking to refine their skills. Our activities for the evening will be an eye-opening experience that will increase your confidence and competence and will make YOU a better networker.

What separates the professionals from the amateurs in Networking? Just like in a sport, the difference is… Skills! To become more effective at what we do, and to get the desired results, we need to improve our skills.

But here’s the problem. We never learned HOW to network! Think about it. Did they teach us networking skills in grade school? High school? How about College? Maybe at work? For most of us, the answer is NO! (In Fact, they probably taught us something like – don’t talk to strangers! )


Pickerington Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP, $15 Member, $20 Non-Member
Where: Zion Church

5780 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road, Pickerington, OH

What: Membership Luncheon
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for the Monthly PACC Membership Luncheon scheduled on the third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each meeting will feature time to make some new business connections, a featured speaker discussing relevant business topics, a catered lunch, and time to reconnect with old friends.


Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, Free Members, $5 Non-Members
Where: The Nest Coworking

1245 S. Sunbury Road, Ste. 102, Westerville, Oh 43081

What: Business After Hours
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join your fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours, complete with light appetizers, beverages, door prizes, and valuable networking!


Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP
Where: OCLC

6565 Kilgour Pl., Dublin, OH 43017

What: Business After Hours
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Invite your entire office to join us at this month’s Business After Hours! These relaxing, after-work events allow you to socialize in the business community, develop business relationships and meet potential future clients.

And, you will be treated to:

  • Complimentary appetizers and beverages
  • A chance to enter to win one of many great door prizes
  • Networking opportunities

Admission is free for Chamber members and their employees.


Friday 02/22/2019

Who: Columbus Business First
Where: Navigator Management Partners

1400 Goodale Blvd. Suite 100, Columbus OH 43212

What: Breakfast with Business First
When: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

  • Learn why Navigator has 97% client satisfaction, 32 great workplace awards, 21 rapid growth awards, and the Corporate Citizenship award for 11 years running
  • Hear how Navigator clients are transforming data into information to drive business success
  • Grow your network with hundreds of Central Ohio business professionals
  • Enter to win a mini drone and other fabulous prizes!
  • Visit with exhibitors: Experience Columbus, Spectrum ReachVarckette Family Chiropractic and Wright-Patt Credit Union.


Saturday 02/23/2019

Who: Upper Arlington Libraries, Lane Road Branch – Recurring event multiple times
Where: Meeting Room,

1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43220, 614-459-0273

What: Tech Assist
When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Want to learn how to borrow eBooks or access our other eResources? Having trouble with

your eReader, smartphone or tablet? Stop into our tech help program and a library staff member will guide you to a solution.