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] Monday, 1/21 - Closed for Martin Luther King Day

WHEN:  Monday, 1/28, 9:30am
WHO:    John Ridge
FROM:  CareerTI Member
TOPIC:  Job Search Apps and Sites: At Your Service

WHEN:  Monday, 2/4/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Shelly Stotzer
FROM:  Crosworks
TOPIC:  Understand your Needs, Set Career Goals & Chart your Path to Celebration!

WHEN:  Monday, 2/11/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Dean Pulliam
FROM:  Better Business Bureau of Central OH
TOPIC:  Are You Including Nonprofits in Your Job Search?

WHEN:  Monday, 2/18/19, 9:30am
WHO:    Brigid Heid
FROM:  Eastman Smith Ltd
TOPIC:  Employment Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign

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. Check back for new events as they are planned.
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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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Networking Events

Columbus Networking — January 2019

Monday 01/21/2019

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




Who: NetworkNite – $21.50 – $26 – Early Bird Admission Ends 1/14


Trillium Kitchen & Patio

2333 North High Street, Columbus, Oh 43202

What: NetworkNite in Columbus – Event for Business Professionals
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Business Relationships – One Table at a Time

Speed Networking works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry – our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed – just your style.

Devoid of typical business networking event staples – we have done away with whistles, bells and over-the-top event trimmings. We feel building business relationships should be a comfortable, sophisticated and relaxed venture. An opportunity to create opportunities.


Tuesday 01/22/2019

Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – $10 Members, $35 Non-Member
Where: Alten-Cresttek

555  Metro Place South, Ste 420, Dublin, OH 43017

What: NetworkDublin! Business Breakfast
When: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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!


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Parsons Branch

1113 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

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

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


Ability Professional Network – LinkedIn Training 4th Tuesday of each month except Dec.
Where: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC)

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Ask the Expert
When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Wednesday 01/23/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Hilliard Branch – Study Room 1

4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026

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

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


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Reynoldsburg Branch

1402 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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

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


Where: Greek Orthodox Cathedral Social Hall

555 North High Street, Columbus OH 43215

What: Job Fair
When: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Whether you are a seasoned executive-level professional, just beginning your career, or

anywhere in between, Job Fairs can connect you with as many employer

contacts in four hours as you would make in weeks of job searching on your own.

Here’s how it works: We will welcome you and get you signed in. You’ll receive a directory of

employers and their job opportunities. You will then be free to meet with hiring managers

from each company that has attracted your interest. At the same time, you will be able to

network not only with various employers, but also with other professionals.


Thursday 01/24/2019

Who: Worthington Chamber of Commerce, RSVP Free – Members, $20 Non-members
Where: Peggy R. McConnell Art Center of Worthington

777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085

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

Meet the MAC’s new executive director, Katie Kramer, who begins her duties on Jan. 2, and enjoy food and beverages as you make business connections.

Be sure to pre-register by noon on Jan. 24 to make sure you are included in door prize drawings. and to Pre-registrants also receive a preprinted name tag and automatic check-in. To pre-register, click the REGISTER button on this screen and follow the prompts. You will receive a confirmation e-mail if successfully registered.  You may also register by calling (614) 888-3040.

*The MAC is located at 777 Evening St., Worthington, OH 43085, next to Thomas Worthington High School. Free parking is available in the adjoining parking lot; overflow parking is located behind the high school.


Friday 01/25/2019

Who: Columbus Business First
Where: Columbus School for Girls

65 S. Drexel Avenue, Columbus OH 43209

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

  • Hear from school leaders on the benefits and value of an all-girl education.
  • Tour the main campus, including the world-class natatorium and theater.
  • Experience the warm community and environment that makes CSG special.
  • Network with hundreds of other central Ohio professionals.
  • Enter to win fabulous door prizes.
  • Pitch story ideas to CBF editorial team.
  • Visit with exhibitors  Experience ColumbusSpectrum Reach and Wright-Patt Credit-Union.


Monday 01/28/20190

Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP
Where: Embassy Suites Dublin

5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Multi-Chamber Business Expo & After Hours
When: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Don’t miss one of the best business development events of the year!

Join the Chambers of Commerce of Dublin, Hilliard, Union County and Westerville, and their members, for one of the largest multi-chamber events in the area. This is your opportunity to network with hundreds of area business professionals while enjoying complimentary appetizers and beverages. Nearly 100 exhibitors and 500 business professionals are expected to be in attendance.


Tuesday 01/29/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Whetstone Branch

3909 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214

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

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


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 01/30/2019

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Hilltop Branch – Meeting RM 2

511 S. Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204

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

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


National Career Fairs
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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

Ready for a new career? National Career Fairs is the industry leader and we are driving employers and future employees together faster then ever before.


Thursday 01/31/2019

Transition Café of Central Ohio RSVP – $10 Preregister, $15 at the door
Where: Office Evolution – Worthington

200 Campus View., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43235

What: Monthly Networking Meeting –Amy Dennis “Life Being a Corporate Recruiter – How did I get here?”
When: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM