Division of Workforce Education and Innovation


Our mission is to prepare the current and future workforce with industry 4.0 skills through alternative learning pathways focused on advanced manufacturing, electric vehicles, energy storage, information technology, business and professional skills.

Our workforce and education programs serve YSU students, K-12, companies and community members looking to upskill, reskill or enter into new career pathways. We engage our learners through the online YSU Skills Accelerator and through classroom, hybrid and experiential learning at any one of our training centers, leveraging our integrated WERC@YSU approach to developing in-demand industry skills.

Through partnerships with the YSU Research Foundation (YSURF) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC), students can participate in our integrated research and commercial projects, supported through industry and government led projects.WERC@YSU Workforce, Education, Research, Commercial Projects

Our Training Centers