Workforce Development

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.

Featured Programs

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.

South Side Career Homes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s proposal for “South Side Career Homes” was named as a contract awardee in Phase 1 of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Challenge). The project will include affordable housing within one mile of the hospital and integrated healthcare workforce training that goes beyond entry-level jobs. Job coaching assistance and recruitment/retention support of rental candidates with average median income below 80 percent will be provided. South Side Career Homes is a partnership between Nationwide Children’s, Community Development for All People and Goodwill Columbus Workforce Development.

Career Gateway Academy -  Now enrolling for 2019 classes!

Want to work at Nationwide Children's Hospital, but need help to get your foot in the door?

Nationwide Children’s and partners offer FREE workshops at the Residences at Career Gateway for its tenants and all South Side residents living in zip codes 43205, 43206 and 43207.

The training center’s goal is to help members of the community reach their career and financial goals and aspirations through training and support services. You may be eligible to receive payment for class completion.

Topics include:

  • Job skills workshops
  • Career bootcamp
  • GED and high school equivalency
  • Computer training
  • Financial information
  • Home ownership
  • Eviction recovery

Class dates and times vary.


The Residences at Career Gateway Training Center

747 E. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43206

Free on-site parking.


Contact (614) 355-4688 or