Division of Workforce Education and Innovation


The YSU Division of Workforce Education and Innovation is building inclusive, sustainable, and connected approaches to careers and education for YSU students and the community.​

The YSU Division of Workforce Education and Innovation brings together strategic and operational alignment of the YSU Excellence Training Center, the online Skills Accelerator workforce education offerings, and strategic workforce programs that are focused on accelerating the adoption of industry in-demand skills in areas like advanced manufacturing, robotics, automation, information technology and professional business skills.

Our mission is to bridge the skills and opportunity gap by creating alternative learning pathways to prepare current and future workforce for rapidly evolving skills and industries.



Workforce, Education, Research, and Commercial Projects (WERC)


  • Workforce
    • Non-Degree Credentials
    • Community & High School Outreach
    • Workforce Partnerships
    • Customized Training
    • Workforce Development
    • Developing the Talent Pipeline
  • Education
    • K-12 Camps
    • YSU2 - RP
    • STEM Curriculum Integration
    • High School CTE Pathway Development
    • Pre-Apprenticeship & Apprenticeship
    • Online, Hybrid, and Hands-On Experiential Learning
  • Research
    • R&I Advanced Manufacturing
    • Federal and State Programs
    • STTR/SBIR Initiatives
    • Affiliated Partners R&D
    • YSU2 -RP
  • Commercial Projects
    • Prototyping
    • Part Testing & Characterization
    • Low-Volume Production
    • Regional Manufacturing Support

areas of focus