A crucial part of neighborhood revitalization is the opportunity to obtain stable employment at a livable wage. Our goal is to reduce unemployment and poverty in our community by creating pathways to employment at Nationwide Children’s and other area employers.
Work readiness training, career development and experiential learning are available for residents. More than 800 residents of HNHF zip codes are employed at Nationwide Children’s.
Transitional Job Model
In partnership with Community Properties of Ohio (CPO), this program provides job coaching and job-readiness preparation skills to help promote success in the workplace. Employees receive real-time feedback on successes and on how to respond to challenges. Those who successfully complete the program are offered a job.
Job Fairs and Workshops
Nationwide Children’s hosts job fairs to connect residents to employment opportunities. Workshops are also held on professional development topics such as communication, job interviewing and resume assistance.
The Residences at Career Gateway
The Residences at Career Gateway on the South Side provides 58-units of affordable apartments and townhomes, along with on-site career development training. View the information below for career training provided through our Career Gateway Academy.
Career Gateway Scholarship
Apply by August 10, 2018
This scholarship is available to residents living in zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207 who have a strong desire to develop skills and pursue a health care career as a patient access representative or pharmacy technician.
The Career Gateway Workforce Development Scholarship makes it possible for qualified, selected candidates to receive classroom training to develop skills and/or obtain certifications necessary to pursue their chosen career path. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please see the application for more information and details. For questions, please contact Michelle.Welsh@NationwideChildrens.org or (614) 355-3470.
Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Bus and Open Interviews - August 10, 2018
If you’re looking to grow your professional career and manage your personal finances, you won’t want to miss the Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Bus.
The massive automobile offers financial education information, home ownership seminars, affordable banking solutions and more. You’ll have the chance to speak directly with financial professionals who are there to help you with any questions or concerns. You can even enter to win free gifts and giveaways.
Nationwide Children’s offer free, on-site training classes at the Residences at Career Gateway for its tenants and all South Side residents. The program’s training classes are designed to help advance your career and develop skills that are important in any job.
The Gateway to Employment series is designed to build skills that will help you succeed in any job. This is a 4-week series that should be taken together and in the order presented. Classes in this series are offered each month.
After completion of all four classes in this series, participants are guaranteed a job interview with a Nationwide Children’s Hospital recruiter.
- Gateway to Employment Orientation - The foundation of the series. This course will prepare participants to be successful students and provide tools to maximize every learning opportunity.
- Working Well With Others - All working environments require effective interaction with others. This course will introduce four behavioral styles and participants will learn tools and strategies to effectively communicate and interact with others.
- Customer Service - This interactive session is intended to develop and improve participants’ skills for providing outstanding service to customers and co-workers.
- Conflict Management - Conflict is present in any organization. When managed effectively, it can lead to improved outcomes. This course provides participants with an understanding of why conflict exists, various conflict resolutions styles, and techniques for guiding conflict conversations.
These classes will help you become comfortable with typing and using a computer and how to create documents, including a resume and budget.
In this 6-week course, participants will learn the touch method of keyboarding using a personal computer keyboard as well as document processing for personal letters and memos. Emphasis will be on speed and accuracy as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation.
How to Create a Resume (Microsoft Word)
Participants will learn how to create a resume using Microsoft Word. The course will explore the program environment, creating a resume document and basic editing and formatting.
How to Create a Budget (Microsoft Excel)
Participants will learn how to create a budget using Microsoft Excel. The course will explore the program environment, creating a spreadsheet document and basic editing and formatting.
These classes will help you prepare for interviewing and getting a job.
How to Make a Good First Impression
This interactive class will help you learn how to put your best foot forward. Get tips to be confident in a job interview and other workplace settings.
The Residences at Career Gateway Training Center
747 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206
Free on-site parking.
Contact (614) 355-3470 or GatewayAcademy@nationwidechildrens.org.