Where Research Meets Reality

Our vision is to propel our expertise on workforce, communities and education towards healthy urban and rural communities that support well-being and economic prosperity. We occupy a unique position as a translational research center within The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. Guided by an ongoing strategic plan, we are positioning our center to become a prominent translational research center and recognized as a model on a national level. 

The Center on Education and Training for Employment bridges research and practice through work in assessment, community engagement and evaluation, corrections education, curriculum and training, professional learning for educators and family engagement. Our center has served as an International United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO)/ International Centers for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Center (UNEVOQ) since 2016. Our work has influenced areas such as human-trafficking; school, family, and community partnerships; and adult  education. Throughout its work, we have impacted the lives of families, children, and youth; immigrants; special needs populations; and various professional groups (e.g., students, teachers, managers, and technicians). 

Our center seeks to solve societal problems through the use of an evidence-based intervention to policy development that results in widespread use of proven practices. The Center on Education and Training for Employment’s approach to translational research includes problem definition & goal setting, development of alternative solutions, setting up criteria for selection, solution selection, implementation and monitoring & evaluation. 

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Our Team

Our center personnel is made up of about 60 senior leaders, program leads, associates, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students working in a productive and intellectually stimulating environment

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Mission & Vision

The Center on Education and Training for Employment is committed to translating research into practices resulting in a prepared and effective workforce and healthy communities

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The Center on Education and Training for Employment hosts an average of 2,000 visitors and guests per year, and offers training and professional development to

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For more than 55 years, we have been a leader in the field now known as workforce development. The center’s long history attests to our

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