Marano Fellows Class of 2011

Name: Cheryl Hay
Organization:

Columbus State Community College Center for Workforce Development

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Primary Industry Sector: Logistics
Type of Organization: Community College

“The impact we have on moving individuals who are struggling into a position where they are able to better control their life outcomes. The affect we have on business retention and expansion and uplifting the local economy.”

Organizational Mission: CSCC Mission: to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its community. Center for Workforce Development Mission: to be the workforce partner of choice. Chartered 7/1/1967.

Interest in Sector Work: Our college has had success in the past in utilizing industry strategies to meet the workforce needs of businesses in our region. We participated in a state-wide industry strategy concept funded by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and awarded through the Ohio Board of Regents, Economic Advancement Division that focused on funding Workforce Innovation activities.

Sectors: Manufacturing, IT, insurance, healthcare, utilities and logistics. For this program, we are focusing on logistics.

This sector was chosen because it is one of the economic drivers for our region and state.

This sector focused their work on entry level and mid-level incumbent positions. Dislocated (6 months), unemployed (12 months), under-employed (state self-sufficiency definitions), veterans. We have been serving: low income, homeless, returning domestics and felons. Due to the economy, we are also serving those holding a bachelor degree (20%) and master degree holders who are career changers, dislocated or unemployed.