EnterpriseWorks Programs and Services

EnterpriseWorks Services and Programs include:

  • Self-employment training and education for Ohians with disABILITIES referred by the Ohio Rehablitation Services Commission
  • Benefits Analysis and PASS Plans
  • The Career Center for Youth after school programs
  • The Summer Experience Day Camp

EnterpriseWorks serves people with disABILITIES who are planning to start a business or strengthen an existing business, through a continued partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (formerly known as RSC).  We help propsective entrepreneurs decide if self-employment is the right career decision and assist them in building their businesses step by step through a combination of individualized instruction and technical assistance.  Enterprise Works guides individuals who are already self-employed in strengthening and expanding their businesses.  Technology training services are an additional component of our microenterprise business training for people with disABILITIES.

Benefits Analysis services assist consumers who are interested in determining how traditional employment or self-employment will affect their social security, disability and/or medical benefits.  Confidential analysis of the consumer's individual circumstances and benefits is presented in an easy to understand format for each consumer.

EW youth services are offered to low and moderate-income, middle school age youth through after school programming and summer camps.  The Career Center for Youth (CCFY) program provides enriching opportunities in career explopration with a science emphasis and instruction in self-sufficiency skills through a 30-week after school program.  The purpose of CCFY is to provide useful information regarding various career options and the steps needed to achieve career goals.  Students are motivated to complete high school while learning tools vital to achieving self-sufficiency and assuming social responsibiility.  EW youth programs stress the strong connection between education and career and life fulfillment.  CCFY is funded by the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services and the United Way of Central Ohio.

             Summer Experience Day Camp focuses on career exploration with a science emphasis and instruction in rudimentary financial literacy.  Supervised recreation and swimming are also part of the camp itinerary.  The week long day camp sessions are offered to low and moderate-income, middle school age youth residing in Columbus, Ohio.  Summer Experience Day Camp is funded by the City of Columbus.