Forward-thinking, Professional Training

In today’s economy, learning new skills is not only encouraged, it’s necessary! Set yourself apart by enrolling in innovative programs led by industry professionals. Gain real-world knowledge and applicable strategies to drive results—today and in the future! 

Need training for your team? Our programs can also meet evolving corporate demands. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), companies that measure the effectiveness of their training programs have a 15% higher employee retention rate and a 24% higher profit margin than those that don't.

Some of these programs can be provided at NO COST via IMAP or Ohio TechCred funding.

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Program of Interest

Affordable Customized Training

WFD takes AU’s tradition of academic excellence beyond the traditional classroom and into the workplace. We offer industry-driven, non-credit courses, programs and certifications that help employers meet recruitment and retention goals, and that help individuals add value to their skillset.

We also partner with industry leaders, economic development organizations, state agencies, K-12 school districts and other higher education institutions to provide affordable, customized training opportunities – some are offered at NO COST to individuals or employers.

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Our Clients

  • Students – we help high school and college students enhance their education and upskill their resumes as they prepare to enter the workforce. Some of these opportunities are available at NO COST due to IMAP funding!
  • Employers – we offer customized options, in-person and online, to help with training needs. We can even help you access funding to offset and/or cover the cost (if eligible). Learn more about TechCred and IMAP here!
  • Professionals – we can help you upskill by adding professional credentials and certifications to your resume. These can set you apart from other candidates in today's competitive job market.
  • Community Partners – connect with us to collaborate! We currently offer $1,000 credit toward Workforce Training for Gold Level Eagle Community Partners and work closely with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to fund a number of training programs and projects.
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Credentials & Certifications

5G Readiness

5G Readiness Certificationarrow_right_alt

Industry-recognized online and stackable! Earn all four micro-credentials for certification from Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). Offered on a rotating basis; funding available!

Cleanroom Bootcamp for Educators

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Earn 1 or 2 graduate credits at NO COST! Gown up and experience what it's like to work in a cleanroom and the skills your students will need to secure jobs in the semiconductor industry.

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Faculty Training Certificatearrow_right_alt

Inspire others through teaching. Earn extra income as an adjunct instructor! Learn to share your expertise and passion for your field with students all over the U.S. This online training, created by top-notch AU faculty and instructional designers, prepares you to deliver engaging course content that will inspire future generations.

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Career Training Programsarrow_right_alt

Learn in-demand skills recognized by employers. Many courses prepare students for national certification. Provided by our workforce partner ed2go, support is offered via phone, email or live chat 7 days a week. Examples include: Adobe Certified Video Design, ACE Personal Training and Lean Six Sigma.

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Personal & Professional Skills Coursesarrow_right_alt

Affordable, fun and easy-to-use! These online courses from our workforce partner Ed2Go develop and improve fundamental skills for lifelong learners. Examples include: Interpersonal Communication, Grant Writing and Project Management Professional PMP® Prep.

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership Certificatearrow_right_alt

Navigate thought leadership, break barriers, and influence organizations. Resilience and determination continue to empower women toward their goals of becoming chiefs of industry. This program serves as a platform for women to engage and uplift each other by inspiring positive change. ​Provided by our workforce partner, ZSchool. Contact Elissa Cham at edutton2@ashland.edu for more information!

Leadership in Engineering

Engineering Leadership Certificatearrow_right_alt

Forging the future: essentials for engineers. Establish a foundation for leadership and successfully interact across various engineering environments. Gain strategies and best practices to integrate innovative methodology throughout your organization. Provided by our workforce partner, ZSchool. Contact Elissa Cham at edutton2@ashland.edu for more information!

Strategic AI

Strategic Artificial Intelligence Certificationarrow_right_alt

Execute a strategic AI plan! Gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with AI and the skills to develop a strategic AI plan. Use the power of AI to drive growth, increase efficiency, and create new opportunities at your company. Provided by our workforce partner, ZSchool. Contact Eric Taylor at etaylo22@ashland.edu to learn more!

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Customer Experience Certificatearrow_right_alt

Drive loyalty and increase revenue. Master the art of Customer Experience. Gain practical templates and discover best practices as you build your portfolio and strategic plan. Provided by our workforce partner, ZSchool. Contact Eric Taylor at etaylo22@ashland.edu to learn more!

Customized Training

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What are your training needs? We can help! Our team can deliver online or in-person training for you and your team on various topics. Contact us to talk more about the specific need you have and whether or not there is funding available to offer it at NO COST!

Funding Options

Some of our programs can be offered at NO COST to eligible individuals and businesses! Learn more below about the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) and Ohio TechCred. Let us know if you have questions.

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Check out how our 5G Readiness Program helped this AU student upskill her resume to compete for jobs in the broadband technology industry. Learn how you can earn these micro-credentials at NO COST!

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