Resiliency Bridge

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

Summary

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.

Your Commitment

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.

The Resiliency Bridge Approach

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.

Eligibility

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.

60% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME
HOUSEHOLD SIZE
INCOME
1 Person
$35,220
2 Person
$40,260
3 Person
$45,000
4 Person
$50,280
5 Person
$54,360
6 Person
$58,380
Documents You'll Need
  1. Documents showing total household income (pay stubs, tax returns, IRS Form W-2. Six months of documents required).
  2. Documents showing age and birthdate (valid driver’s license, state/federal ID, passport card, birth certificate)
  3. Documents showing authorization to work (Social Security card, birth certificate, Right to Work form, U.S. passport, passport card, naturalization certificate)
  4. Selective Service registration (males born after 1/1/60)
  5. Verification of Dislocation (if applicable) – Unemployment Compensation Award, lay-off letter, severance letter, RESEA letter
Your Learning Journey
  1. Submit an application via the “Apply” button above.
  2. Work with the Jobs Center to explore your education goals and a different career path.
  3. Attend an orientation at the Jobs Center, enroll in a certification program and get paired to a Talent Development Specialist for career support.
  4. Get connected to Home for Families and Navigator to review eligibility and get connected to housing/suppports. This could include:
      – Rental Assistance
      – Utility Assistance
      – Financial Coaching
      – Internet Access
      – Transportation Assistance
      – Food Assistance
      – Family Support & Life Coaching
      – Professional Assistance
  5. Begin your certification program and with a whole team supporting you, take the first step on a new, better-paying career path.
Resiliency Bridge Programs

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.

Healthcare
Medical Assistant

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse

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.

Western Massage Therapist

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.

Information Technology
Software Development Certification

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.

Computer Science Database Specialist Certification

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.

Full Stack Certification

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.

CompTIA Security+

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.

Accounting
Business Office Applications Bookkeeping

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.

Construction
HVAC-R Technician

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.

Driving & Logistics
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

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.

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