The Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division (WCED) at Tri-C partners with business and industry, government organizations and the community to provide credit and noncredit fast-track training for individuals and businesses; employee and leadership development solutions for professionals and managers; and continuing education and community programs.

Workforce Solutions

Job Link Services

Job Link Services (JLS) assists with recruiting and assessing qualified candidates to support workforce training programs. JLS offers employability training that includes soft skills, work ethic, communications and teambuilding as well as job readiness skills such as resume preparation, interviewing techniques, employer networking and online job search. Job placement assistance and retention services are also available.

Public Safety training Center of Excellence

Tri-C’s Public Safety Training Center of Excellence has provided training to public safety professionals for more than three decades. The police, private security and fire academies provide state-certified training for police officers, firefighters, security officers and first responders.

Tri-C’s law enforcement academies are certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC). Training takes place at the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center on the College’s Western Campus in Parma. Tri-C offers four basic OPOTC-certified academies: Peace Officer Basic Training, Private Security Training, Bailiff and Corrections.

The Fire Training Academy facilities are also located on the Western Campus. The academy is chartered by the State of Ohio’s Department of Public Safety and Division of Emergency Medical Services. With both day and evening schedules available, the Fire Training Academy provides academic and practical skills training for Level I and II firefighters and graduates approximately 200 students per year.

Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence

The Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence provides in-demand training that meets the needs of the fast-growing manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio. Individuals receive affordable, high quality training from industry professionals leading to high demand, portable and stackable skill credentials. The division offers credit, noncredit, certificate and customized training programs.

The Manufacturing Technology Center at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus in downtown Cleveland is the hub for manufacturing training at the College. The facility spans more than 113,000 square feet and is the largest industrial manufacturing training center in Northeast Ohio.

Programs include Precision Machining, CNC Machining, Industrial Maintenance, Tool and Die Apprentice, Industrial Welding, Blueprint Reading, Shop Math, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Quality Control, Electronics Assembly, Siemens Mechatronics, Programmable Logic Controls and 3D/Additive Manufacturing. The center is also home to the Ideation Station Fab Lab offering 3D printing, laser engraving and other creative technologies. The most recent addition to the center is the Mobile Training Unit, through which the College can provide training in an integrated, customized classroom and lab environment at virtually any location.

Transportation center

The Transportation Center provides high quality workforce training to meet the needs of employers in the transportation, distribution and logistics industries.

Located at Heritage Business Park in Euclid, the Transportation Center operates in an industrial environment and provides hands-on training utilizing industry-standard equipment, transportation vehicles and a driving simulator.

Current training programs include Class A and B CDL, Forklift Operation, Hazardous Material/Dangerous Goods Certification and Fundamentals of Warehouse and Distribution.

Center for Health Industry Solutions

The Center for Health Industry Solutions provides training tailored to meet the health care industry’s clinical and non-clinical workforce needs. The center provides training to address critical health care employment shortages through its wide selection of continuing education and professional certification programs.

The center works closely with its advisory board, consisting of industry representatives, to develop accelerated training and education programs that quickly meet critical workforce needs. Day, evening and weekend classes are available at multiple Tri-C campuses.

Entry-level career programs/certifications:

  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
  • Dental Assistant - Radiography Initial Training, Radiation Protection Update Training and Managing Medical Emergencies for Dental Hygienists
  • Community Health Worker/Lay Navigator
  • Patient Access Specialist
  • Certified Professional Coding Program
  • Patient Care Nursing Assistant

The center also works with health care organizations to develop customized solutions to meet specific workforce needs. Programs stay current with the rapidly changing health care industry, and expert instructors focus training on the technical and soft skills needed to succeed on the job. Whether you are a health care professional searching for career advancement or considering a career change to the health care field, the Center for Health Industry Solutions offers high quality programs to meet your needs.