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Training and Development Programs

If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and train for a new career, you are in the right place! OhioMeansJobs Lucas County has many options. No matter where you are starting or where you want to go, our programs and resources can help you get there. 


Call 419-213-5627 for more information about how to enroll in these programs and to see if you are eligible. Complete our Orientation webinar or video to learn even more. 



This program offers short term training for long term success in "in demand" professions. This training is available to active OMJ-Lucas County members and Work-Ready certified job seekers. Approved training will lead to an industry-accepted credential and training-related employment.


Skill Up to Move Up (SUMU)

SUMU is a collaborative project between various community partners providing support and skill-building activities to the whole family with the goal to help improve job skills and improve wage growth. Funding for training, success coaching and so much much. See below for available training programs.

Train Up To Move Up (TUMU)

Interested in a career in behavioral health? TUMU is a joint project between Zepf Center and Owens Community College, focused on empowering individuals to obtain education, training, and community-based experiential learning to enter and/or advance in the behavioral healthcare field. this program offers success coaching, skills development, internships and job placement assistance.  Click here to see the full brochure.

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNO)

LSSNO offers the Bridges to Career Opportunities program to become a Certified Production Technician. This eight week course offers numerous credentials along the way and the opportunity to team up with a coach to promote your success! Call 419-243-9178 to learn more. 


Youth Enhancement Services (YES)

The YES program provides educational and employment opportunies and support for individuals under the age of 24 who are looking for assistance -employment and training. Call 567-203-4040 for more information.



Pathstone offers opportunities for those 55+ to find meaningful employment. This program offers individualized employment plans, training, and supportive services. Call 419-213-8492 for more information and to determine eligibility.