History

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) has been a leader in the field now known as workforce development for more than 55 years. CETE’s long history attests to its ability to anticipate changing conditions and evolve as the nature of work has evolved, while sustaining focus on improving the field of workforce development.

CETE influences the dialogue among the workforce development system’s four sectors — lifelong education and training, public policy, employers, and the workforce.

CETE is part of The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology, serving as a translational research center conducting scholarship, supporting students and staff engaged in research and development, and using expertise on the topics of education, workforce, and community development to create learning opportunities.