Education and Training

There are many great colleges and training providers across Ohio. We can help identify them or you can visit the OhioMeansJobs School Finder Site. The OhioMeansJobs School Finder Site has a complete list of all approved education and training providers throughout the State. We can help you navigate the site and may be able to assist paying for short term education and training programs.

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we can help fund eligible job seekers with educational programs or on-the-job training to prepare them for in-demand careers. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Training is provided by the educational institutions approved by the state of Ohio.  The WIOA program is NOT an entitlement program and all participants must meet the eligibility and suitability criteria before Individual Training Account (ITA) services can be issued.  To see if you are eligible, you can 1) review the Orientation slides, fill out the forms below completely and call (740) 382-0076 to schedule an informational appointment with a Caseworker or 2) Register to attend an Orientation held on the first and third Thursday of each month.  Call (740) 382-0076 set up an appointment.

In addition, special funding for training and education is available to dislocated workers, these are workers who have lost their job through layoffs, plant closings or foreign competition.

Career Exploration Resources

It’s our goal to provide everything you need to have a successful career and future.  These resources include occupational information and videos, career profiler just to mention a few.  Check out these resources as you get started in your employment search.

Available Scholarships and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Scholarships can help pay for college or career school, and do not have to be repaid. Find scholarships using this free scholarship search tool.

Free Online Training Resources

There are so many opportunities to get the training you need, at no cost to you! Check out these other free online training resources and gain the skills you need to start your new career.

Learn more about OhioMeansJobs Marion County.  Please visit our Employment Resource Center at 622 Leader Street, Marion, Ohio 43302 or call  (740) 382-0076, to learn more about our free resources. We are ready to help craft your career plan.