This program supports low-income households with affordable housing while you undergo career training for a higher-paying careers. You will also receive personalized supports like food assistance, utility assistance, family counseling, transportation assistance, reliable internet access, and access to affordable childcare.
To be considered for this program, you must have a high school education or equivalent, live in Franklin County, and be a current public assistance benefits recipient. Your entire household must earn 60% of the Area Median Income or less (see Overview – Eligibility below).
Registration Deadline: February 2022, or until program is full
Program Start Date: Early 2022
Resiliency Bridge provides you with stable, affordable housing while you complete a no-cost job training program for a higher-paying job. You’ll also get connected to a resource network to for personalized supports like family counseling, transportation assistance, reliable internet access, childcare, and food security.
Right away, you’ll work with a Talent Development Specialist to help you identify a career path and select a job training program for a stable, higher-paying career. Many of the available programs are between 9-12 months long, and are part-time, flexible, and/or virtual – case managers will help you identify the right fit for your schedule and interests. Then, you’ll be paired with a Navigator to get connected to services like housing and other social services. Resiliency Bridge is committed to job training programs that lead to an starting hourly wage of at least $19.83.
This Pathway brings together a wide network of community partners, all focused on supporting you throughout your learning journey. We recognize that many in our community lack the housing security required to undertake a training program. By providing affordable housing and other wraparound support while you skill for a higher-paying career, we hope to improve your long-term financial, career, and personal well-being.
To be considered for this program, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent, live in Franklin County, and be a current public assistance benefits recipient (including but not limited to unemployment, food assistance, Medicaid, TANF, etc.). Your total household income must be 60% or less of Area Median Income (see table on the right). Income requirements subject to change based on program rules; talk to your navigator for more information.
You’ll work with a Talent Development Specialist to help you identify a career path and select one of the job training programs below that works for you. These high-demand, COVID-proof careers pay at least $19.83 per hour immediately upon completion. The programs are between 9-12 months long, and are offered by a variety of local providers. Many are part-time, flexible, and/or virtual – the Job Center will help you identify the right fit for your schedule and interests.
**NOTE: Median wage represents all workers in that field, it is not the entry wage.
Resiliency Bridge graduates will be equipped to earn at least $19.83 per hour in their first job after completing the program.
Sample Jobs: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Doctor’s Assistant, Health Assistant, Opthalmic Assistant, Opthalmological Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Outpatient Surgery Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Median Wage: $35,010**
Personality: Do you like activities that include helping people, paying attention to details, and being dependable?
Participating Schools: Columbus State Community College, American Institute of Alternative Medicine, Felbry College of Nursing, Hondros College of Nursing, and Central Ohio Technical College
Description: Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician.
Sample Jobs: Clinic Nurse, Home Health LPN, Office Nurse, Pediatric LPN, Radiation Oncology Nurse, Triage LPN
Median Wage: $46,446**
Personality: Do you like being social, hands-on problem solving, having attention to detail, and helping others?
Participating Schools: Columbus State Community College
Description: Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Sample Jobs: Bodywork Therapist, Massage Therapist, Soft Tissue Specialist, Therapeutic Massage Technician
Median Wage: $58,510**
Personality: Are you an active listener who enjoys talking to others?
Participating Schools: American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Description: Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.
Sample Jobs: Application Developer, Apps Integration Engineer, Software Architect, Software Developer
Median Wage: $110,140**
Personality: Do you like activities that include problem solving, creativity, patience, and attention to detail?
Participating Schools: Columbus State Community College, Marion Tech, We Can Code IT
Description: Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software and enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of team.
Sample Jobs: Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant
Median Wage: $93,730**
Personality: Do you like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out?
Participating Schools: Columbus State Community College
Description: Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applicatons problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Sample Jobs: Technology Apps Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Webmaster
Median Wage: $74,963**
Personality: Do you like paying attention to detail, analytical thinking, and being dependable?
Participating Schools: Udacity, CSI Creative
Description: Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.
Sample Jobs: Information Security Officer, IT Security Analyst, Network Security Analyst, Security Analyst
Median Wage: $90,417**
Personality: Do you like paying attention to detail, being dependable, and being honest and ethical?
Participating Schools: Global Lynx, Babbage Simmel
Description: Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Sample Jobs: Account Clerk, Accounting Associate, Accounting Specialist, Accounts Payable Specialist
Median Wage: $44,200**
Personality: Are you dependable, honest, and like paying attention to detail and cooperating with others?
Participating Schools: Columbus State and Cuyahoga Community College (online)
Description: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining account records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Sample Jobs: HVAC Installer, HVAC Mechanic, Refrigeration Mechanic, Service Technician, Systems Mechanic
Median Wage: $48,672**
Personality: Do you enjoy hands-on problem solving, clear procedures and routines, and search for facts?
Participating Schools: Eastland Career Center, Penn Foster Online, Fort Hayes
Description: Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Sample Jobs: Driver, Over the Road Driver, Road Driver, Truck Driver
Median Wage: $47,130**
Personality: Do you like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions?
Participating Schools: Roadmaster, 160 Driving Academy, Capital Transportation
Description: Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers’ license. Includes tow truck drivers.