Workforce Readiness Program Provides Career Opportunities to the Franklinton and Hilltop Communities

COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 20, 2019 - A workforce readiness program supporting the Franklinton and Hilltop communities is demonstrating early success, with seven participants securing quality careers within months of completing training.

The collaboration between Columbus Metropolitan Library and CoverMyMeds launched in July 2019 and is available at no cost at the library’s Franklinton and Hilltop branches. The workforce readiness program offers adults in neighborhoods where unemployment rates are as high as 7.9 percentU.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates an opportunity to learn, grow and gain skills that translate into workplace readiness and real-world success.

Building critical skills that strengthen the workforce in the Franklinton and Hilltop neighborhoods is achieved through workplace technology classes, including an introduction to computers and training on common software programs; soft skills training which focus on communication, teamwork, decision-making, problem solving and time management; and coaching participants on how to search and apply for jobs.

“At Columbus Metropolitan Library, one of our primary goals is to see our community reach its full potential,” said Columbus Metropolitan Library CEO Patrick Losinski. “This partnership with CoverMyMeds seeks to provide opportunities for job-seekers, because we know that a stronger workforce means a stronger community.”

In addition to curating the curriculum to include a focus on technology, CoverMyMeds employees are committed to the program’s mission by supporting participants through mock job interviews and resume coaching.

“Giving back to the community is an essential piece of the CoverMyMeds culture,” said Kate Bauer, Community Engagement Manager at CoverMyMeds. “The ongoing workforce readiness program collaboration with Columbus Metropolitan Library is one of many ways CoverMyMeds is investing in our neighbors.”

Those who are interested in participating in the workforce readiness program can visit the library’s Franklinton and Hilltop branches and ask a staff member for more information, or contact Jon Mullineaux at 614-849-1027. No registration is required.


  1. U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates