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Career Transition Institute Has Suspended Operations

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 /; or
Dean Pulliam, Board Vice-Chair / 614-769-5861 /