Creating Central Ohio Futures offers various trade and career pathways tailored to your individual goals. Start shaping your future by exploring program options and apply to the one that aligns with your aspirations. Submit your application, and a team member will promptly connect with you to guide your next steps.
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Back Better Together™
Our Building Back Better Together Program is designed for those who need the most assistance to get on the path to the middle class. Participants receive weekly stipends and full wrap around services to best meet their needs. Opportunities for CDL training and in the trades are also part of this program.
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County Futures™
Our County Futures program best serves those who are looking for fast-tracked employment in a department with Franklin County. Participants have opportunities for additional soft skills training after being hired by Franklin County.
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Building Futures
Building Futures is meant for anyone interested in a career path with the building trades. These careers include: bricklayers, cement masons, drywall finishers, electricians, glaziers, HVAC-R, insulators, iron workers, laborers, millwrights, painters, pipefitters, plasterers, plumbers, roofers, sheet metal, sign and display, sprinkler fitters, and tile layers.
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Driving Futures
Driving Futures is for anyone interested in obtaining their CDL and working towards a career in commercial driving.
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Interested in becoming a bus operator for COTA?  Apply for our COTA cohort to begin your pathway to a career with COTA!
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