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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.

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.

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 offered 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 healthcare field, pursue continuing education or attain professional certification. The non-credit certificate programs are short-term (24 weeks or less) and are designed to meet both individual and business needs. Health Industry Solutions also provided continuing education programs for up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Classes are held at various Cuyahoga Community College and Corporate College campus sites, and are scheduled for your convenience during the day, in the evenings and on weekends. 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 include:

  • Comprehensive Professional Medical Coding
  • Comprehensive Patient Access Specialist
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
  • Community Health Worker

Continuing Education for Dental and Healthcare Professionals include:

  • Human Patient Simulation
  • Dental Assistant Radiography: Initial Training
  • Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection Update
  • Translating Research Into Practice: Massage Therapy Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN)
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Massage and Eden Energy Medicine (EEM)
  • Post-Breast Surgery Scar Tissue Release
  • Prenatal Massage Therapy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Train the Trainer: Become a STNA Instructor

Corporate College

Founded in 2003, Corporate College offers Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals professional training and development, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space. As part of the College’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division, we provide access to industry experts, skill training and professional development programs to ensure we deliver the right solutions for your unique business needs. Corporate College has locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, and offers classes at the Brunswick University Center