New Albany Chamber of Commerce is gathering information to connect our members to resources and opportunities for their businesses and employees. We will continue to update this page with business resources as new information becomes available. We are here for you and your business during this challenging time so don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions, concerns and comments.

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WORKFORCE RE-TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

  • State of Ohio job site– jobseekers can search jobs, employers can post jobs *NEW*
  • TechCred – TechCred reimburses Ohio employers when they invest in their employees by sponsoring them to earn tech-focused credentialsl Employers can apply for the current round of TechCred, which runs through March 31st. TechCred offers employers up to $2,000 in reimbursement for every technology-focused credential earned by an employee, up to $30,000 per employer per round. Credentials can be offered by a provider of the company’s choice and many of these trainings can be completed online.
  • Ohio Technical Centers – Ohio Technical Centers provide post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) at 54 career centers across Ohio. These institutions offer programming in the skill trades (i.e., HVAC, Phlebotomy, Police Training, EMT, etc.) that prepare adult learners for certificates, industry-recognized certifications, and state licensures. Ohio Technical Centers are positioned to respond quickly to the needs of business and industry by providing customized trainings and business consultation services to companies in order to assist with meeting Ohio’s workforce goals.
  • Community Colleges – Ohio’s two-year college system is made up of 23 technical and community colleges. These institutions allow students to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and/or pursue a technical certificate, Associate degree, or microcredential. At an affordable rate, employers can utilize two-year colleges for upskilling and retraining their employees in a variety of fields. Two-year colleges also offer certification prep and customized training in Ohio’s most in-demand industries.
  • Universities – Ohio is a national leader in postsecondary education with 14 public universities and 51 private colleges and universities. Many universities offer certificate programs that can be completed in less than a year, giving employees the opportunity to upskill in the short-term.
  • Microcredentials indicate an understanding or mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. Most microcredentials can be earned online and in a self-paced format. Microcredentials provide an opportunity for employee development that leads to increased business productivity without the time commitment of other traditional educational programs. Through Ohio’s TechCred program employers can be reimbursed up to $2000 when employers complete these types of credentials.
  • OhioMeansJobs Centers – OhioMeansJobs centers are located within each of Ohio’s counties and assist job seekers, employers and youth with job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training, and more. Many OhioMeansJobs centers help subsidize the cost of employee training and upskilling through their Incumbent Worker Training and On-The-Job Training  programs. Employers can connect with their local OhioMeansJobs center to connect with new talent or learn more about opportunities to upskill their current workforce.
  • OhioMeansJobs.com – OhioMeansJobs.com provides all Ohioans with access to free online training and assessments. OhioMeansJobs.com has free online courses on business and computer topics, such as Microsoft and Adobe products.
  • LinkedIn Learning – LinkedIn Learning is an online tool where users can take courses to earn business, creative, and tech skills. LinkedIn Learning has over 15,000 expert led courses. LinkedIn Learning is available for free to any Ohioan with a valid public library card.
  • Veterans Workforce Team – Since 2016, the Veterans Workforce Team at the Ohio Department of Veterans Services has been providing FREE training and consultation to Ohio’s employers across all 88 counties. Our relationship with local and regional chambers of commerce has continued to grow – allowing employers to access information on veteran recruiting, hiring, and retention. You can connect employers in your region with the Veterans Workforce Team allowing them to access resources to hire & employ veterans successfully in 2020 and beyond.
  • Other Free Online Education & Training – In addition to the resources available through OhioMeansJobs.com and Linkedin Learning, there are a number of other online education and training providers through which part or all of their course content can be accessed for free. A few examples of the many great online resources include:
  • eBasedAcademy – The eBasedAcademy is an online learning platform hosted by OhioMHAS.  From behavioral sciences to the science of addiction, eBasedAcademy offers classes from Ohio’s top educators, professors and professionals. Through the eBasedAcademy you can earn Continuing Education Credits in a variety of fields including psychology, nursing and social work.  
  • Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation – The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.
  • SharedWorkOhio – SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, the participating employer reduces affected employees’ hours in a uniform manner. The participating employee works the reduced hours each week, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provides eligible individuals an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours.
  • CORRE Virtual Hiring Events *NEW*
  • Free online offerings through Crosworks: Career and Talent Strategists 

HOW TO HELP OR VOLUNTEER

CONTACT US
(614) 855-4400 (forwarded to Chamber team working remotely)
Cherie Nelson, Executive Director, cherie@newalbanychamber.buckeyedev.com, 614-800-7279
Monica Biemer, Operations Manager, monica@newalbanychamber.buckeyedev.com
Samantha McLaughlin, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, samantha@newalbanychamber.buckeyedev.com