Xavier Leadership Center's certificate programs qualify for federal economic stimulus funds

The center offers certification preparation that can benefit laid off workers who need retraining | June 5, 2009

The Xavier Leadership Center (XLC) is offering several certificate programs that respond to the current economic crisis and qualify for Ohio economic stimulus funding. For qualified participants, 100% of the registration fee is covered by economic stimulus funds, with participant materials and examination fees often included. 

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed by President Obama, provides a total of $138 million for Ohio to assist an estimated 20,000 adults, youth and dislocated workers with job training, job search assistance and other employment services. Of the funds being distributed, $19.9 million will support services for adults and $35.1 million for dislocated workers.

For adult Ohio residents, this means flexible training accounts for employed workers at imminent risk of losing their jobs or for displaced workers who require training or certification to find new jobs. The XLC programs culminate in the required industry-recognized certifications or credentials in demand-driven occupations and can be completed within the requisite two-year time period.

Qualified XLC programs include:

• Project Management Certificate Program and PMP Exam Review
• Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt Certificates
• Senior HR Certificate Program
• Global Supply Chain and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Prep
• Business Essentials Manager Certificate Program
• Certified Financial Planner
• Adobe certifications: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Many of these programs are available as open enrollment programs at Xavier or can be offered for groups of 10 or more employees at employer locations. The Xavier Leadership Center has already successfully offered several of these programs using economic stimulus funds for employed workers at risk of layoff and displaced workers at DHL/ABX Air in Wilmington, Ohio.

To start the process as an individual interested in an open enrollment program at Xavier, please visit www.xavier.edu/xlc to identify the specific program area of interest and to pre-register. Contact Sue Bensman, director of programs, at  513-745-3396 or toll free at 800-982-2673 or by e-mail at bensman@xavier.edu. She canl help with the application process with the State of Ohio for submission and qualification.

To begin the process for groups of 10 ten or more employees, visit www.xavier.edu/xlc to identify the specific program areas of interest for your company. Contact Bruce Miller, managing partner, at millerb7@xavier.edu or by phone at 513-745-3230 for detailed program information and to complete the application process with the State of Ohio for submission and qualification.