Workforce Development Innovation Center 

Central Ohio Technical College is determined to improve the skills of our workforce to increase Ohio's economic development and competitive edge. The WDIC fits neatly with COTC’s mission to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers in the area.     

  • This new unit is fully integrated with college’s academic division, providing:  
  • Customized contract training (not-for-college credit)
  • Customized training for college credit
  • College also will review past training and life experience for college credit
  • Cost-effective, innovative solutions to specific business challenges
  • Technical skills training (from multicraft to arc flash) to soft skills (leadership, communication skills and critical thinking) 
  • Support for entrepreneurial needs
  • Developing stackable certificates that lead to degree completion


    Where will courses be offered?

    •  At your business location
       On our campus
       At a third-party

    COTC Training for the Oil and Gas Industry  





    From positions as welders and well tenders to machinists and diesel mechanics, the oil and gas industry offers a variety of opportunities.


     How to start?

    Get started by taking the SafeLand Basic safety awareness course, the industry standard for orientation/safety courses.

    Designed by PEC Premiere, SafeLand Basic is intended to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry, upstream, downstream, onshore or offshore. Over 25 of the leading oil and gas operators accept this orientation as it meets their requirements.

    This one-day program provides a basic understanding of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing their assigned work duties.

    Upon successful completion of course, each student is issued a picture ID with a unique barcode. The student information is then  stored in an online database that companies can access when    looking for workers.


    For more information about the SafeLand Basic safety awareness course, Click Here


    The WDIC also offers INDABA Leadership Development e-Training.  These courses are designed to provide immediate implementation of the material learned.


     Click here to learn more about online course offerings



    Contact the WDIC to learn more about our streamlined course development. 

    Lori Crocker, resource manager, 740.364.9565  


    Focused on the ever-changing needs of today’s businesses!

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