Division of Continuing and Extended Education

For Employers

Forward thinking businesses know that investing in the skills of their workforce is one of the keys to enhancing productivity by gaining a fresh competitive edge, and improving the bottom line. Move your business forward by partnering with the Division of Continuing and Extended Education at Cleveland State University. We are affordable, flexible, and able to offer classes for employees at your location or at our centrally located campus. 


As your workforce training partner we provide:

  • 100s of low-cost, professionally led training course options
  • Online Ed2Go courses
  • Competency based training certificates
  • Bespoke training programs

CSU professional development courses have highly credentialed adjunct instructors as well as fulltime CSU lecturers and research faculty. Employers can rest assured employees receive top-notch training and attention.

Outplacement Transition Program (WDOTP) for Employers

Employers, in response to market needs and economic shifts, must sometimes release employees to find other work. These terminations have a potentially negative effect, both on the released employee as well as on the community as a whole. Cleveland State University, Division of Continuing and Extended Education, can now assist employers with the outplacement process. 

We have collaborated with a career transition specialist who has worked successfully in outplacement for several decades. Services are provided to employees virtually, saving employers thousands of dollars and offering convenience to the employee during a difficult time.

WDTP services will include:

25-hours of individualized career transition consulting to include personalized assistance through self-assessment, resume building, market research, employment campaign strategies, networking, interviewing and negotiating an offer. 

Also available are employee-retraining programs.

For more information email conted@csuohio.edu or call (216) 875-9710.

Employer FAQ

Q. I do not see a course available that meets my current needs. Whom can I contact for a Bespoke training course?
A. Contact the Division of Continuing and Extended Learning’s Executive Director at 216-975-9710.

Q. How do I register employees for a course?
A. There are two different options. We can provide a link and a code so your employees can register directly. Alternatively, you can provide a list of employees and we can register them for you.

Q. I want a course taught at my location. Is this a possibility?
A. Yes! We will work with you to determine how best to offer the class conveniently to your employees. Your location needs to provide adequate space for a classroom and technology support.

Q. What forms of certificate or certification are available?
A. Depending on the course, CSU will grant a university sanctioned CEU, professional board-certified CEU’s, professional certifications and competency-based education (CBE) certifications.