Customized Training

Southern State offers many types of training and programs, but we can go beyond our standard offerings and completely customize a program to meet your specific needs. Let us know what you need and we can design a non-credit, high-impact, condensed program to help you meet your company goals.

Do you need to improve customer retention? Would you like your staff to become proficient in utilizing all the new features of the latest Microsoft® Word or Excel versions? Would you like to improve general performance in a non-threatening environment? We can help with all of these and much more!

Contact us to learn more!

Technical Training Programs Now Available - See if you Qualify

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation is charged with developing and carrying out programs to help offset training costs.

Through a Technical Training Grant Program, individuals can receive reimbursements for such programs and training assistance. The available programs are:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Southern State Community College
  • Industrial Maintenance – Buckeye Hills Career Center
  • Advanced Manufacturing – Southern Hills Career and Technical Center

For information, or to apply, click here

Business & Professional Development

If you are a business owner, an individual seeking to advance your career or are looking for retraining due to layoff or disability, we can help.

Accountability in the Work Place

The term "accountability" is being heard more and more often, and is a behavior that many organizations and individuals say they value in the people around them. However, the term is defined differently by organizations and individuals alike, and the opinions on how to develop more "accountability" are plentiful. If you are interested in improving the atmosphere of accountability for yourself and your organization, this training is for you! For more information view the Accountability in the Work Place flyer.

  • Two sessions: Three hours per session | 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Dates: Mon., June 26 and Fri., June 30
  • Location: SSCC North Campus

To register, please call or email Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 |

Enterprise Center

If you are a business owner or are considering starting your own business, check out Southern State’s Enterprise Center to get free consulting and referral services.

Continue to Enterprise Center to learn more!

Online Training

If you have specific training needs for computer software such as Microsoft® (Excel, Access, Word, etc.) or Adobe® (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, etc.), management and leadership skills or various other training, consider some of our Continuing Education Courses Online that can be completed in the comfort of your home.

Continue to Continuing Education Courses Online to learn more!

Industrial Training

Tooling U-SME

Tooling U manufacturing training

Southern State, a regional leader in workforce training, has partnered with Tooling U-SME, the industry leader in online manufacturing training, to bring the advantages of online education to workforce training. As stand-alone curriculum, or used within an instructor-led program, online training can deliver measurable, high-impact results. For more information on Tooling U-SME Click Here.

Cost of the program It depends on a number of factors, including your program, the number of students and the program length. In any case, online training has proven to be a cost-effective training solution that delivers strong results.

Registration — For more information or to register, Contact Workforce Development.

Available Training Areas

  • Manufacturing Awareness
  • Stamping, Forming & Fabricating
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Machining
  • Composites Processing
  • Welding
  • Plastics Processing
  • Assembly/Final Stage Processes