Navigating Your Career Journey Together

Career Transition Institute

Who We Are

During this challenging time in your life, Career Transition Institute provides job seekers:

  • Enhanced job search skills
  • Accountability
  • Encouragement
  • Reassurance

Our mission is to educate members about the professional skills and strategies for a successful job search, career change, or career advancement in today’s job market.

Our primary goal is to assist members to effectively navigate today’s job search process to find their ideal jobs. We do this through a practical and proven curriculum of 12 courses from getting organized all the way through to negotiation after the job offer. Courses designed to promote the self-evaluation needed for you to successfully complete your job search. (Training Schedule menu tab)

Our Monday Morning MeetUp at 9:30 every week gets members up starting the week off on a positive note. We start with everyone’s 30-second speeches followed by a speaker on a topic relevant to job seekers. The President shares networking events for the week and we review the courses for the week. No charge and no registration required. All are welcome.

Afterwards we have a brief Guest Overview to share how we can help them navigate their career journey.

The return on investment (ROI) is based on your participation.

How We Operate

Career Transition Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated by our members. We have no paid staff. Instructors and Board members are all volunteers mostly former members who strongly believe in CareerTI and in giving back to the organization. This is how we keep our dues low.


In 1982, three Columbus businessmen started Forty Plus of Central Ohio (our former name) modeling it after Forty Plus of New York. Then you had to be over 40 years old to join. Since then, we have trained thousands of members on how to find their ideal jobs.

In 2013, we changed our name to Career Transition Institute to better describe what we do and eliminate questions about age.

The Career Transition Institute

Phone: 614-297-0040. E-mail:

Our Board of Trustees: