Career Programs (WIA)

Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) provides career counseling and other employment services, including training funding, to eligible individuals in the State of Ohio.

Babbage Simmel has a wide variety of day and evening WIA-Approved program options available to serve your needs.

JOBLeaders; is Central Ohio’s newest one-stop employment services provider. Its mission is to meet the employment needs of businesses and job seekers to support economic development in Central Ohio. The Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC) is responsible for managing the JOBLeaders initiative.

JOBLeaders Workforce Services: Services

JOBLeaders provides personalized job development and referral services.

Training Services

Individuals who do not find employment through Core or Intensives Services may be recommended for an Individual Training Account (ITA).  ITA’s are customized to assist those requiring longer-term training and support in order to become self-sufficient.  Financial aid, advice, guidance, and support are provided through a career counselor as well as the key information on the performance outcomes of the training and education providers.

Call or visit  Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC) to learn more:
1111 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205
 Tel: (614) 559-5052