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

Workforce Solutions

Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence

The Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence provides in-demand training that meets the needs of Northeast Ohio's fast-growing manufacturing industry. Individuals receive affordable, high-quality training from industry professionals that leads 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.

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.

Programs include:
  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing
  • Blueprint Reading
  • CNC Machining
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Electronics Assembly
  • Industrial Welding
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • Precision Machining
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Quality Control
  • Shop Math
  • Siemens
  • Tool and Die Apprentice

Public Safety Center of Excellence

Tri-C’s Public Safety 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.

Transportation Innovation Center

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

Located in Euclid, the Transportation Innovation 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.

Health Industry Solutions

Health Industry Solutions offers fast-track workforce training programs to help individuals enter the health care field, pursue continuing education or attain professional certification. Short-term noncredit certificate programs take 24 weeks or less to complete and are designed to meet both individual and business needs. Health Industry Solutions also provides continuing education programs for up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Classes take place at various Tri-C and Corporate College® sites, with convenient day, evening and weekend options. In-person, online, hybrid and self-paced online options are available. Our experienced and professional instructors utilize a comprehensive curriculum and various resources to deliver quality, value-based educational programs.

Health Industry Solutions provides training to meet the health care industry’s clinical and non-clinical workforce needs. The department 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 in the workforce. Whether you are a health care professional searching for career advancement or considering a career change to the health care field, Health Industry Solutions offers high-quality programs to meet your needs.

Career Programs/Certifications:

  • Comprehensive Professional Medical Coding (Available in person, online, hybrid or self-paced)
  • Comprehensive Patient Access Specialist (Available in person or online)
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) (Accelerated course available)
  • Community Health Worker (Available in person or online)

Continuing Education for Dental and Health Care Professionals:

  • Human Patient Simulation
  • Dental Assistant Radiography: Initial Training
  • Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection Update
  • CPC Exam Prep
  • Train the Trainer: Become an STNA Instructor

Corporate College

Founded in 2003, Corporate College® offers professional training and development for Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space. As part of the College’s WCED division, Corporate College provides access to industry experts, skill training and professional development programs to ensure the right solutions for your unique business needs. Classes are offered at Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake and at the Brunswick University Center.