Workforce Training

Do you Feel Stuck?

A lot of our participants need a second chance or just want to hit the refresh button on their lives. Maybe you just got out of prison and don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re a single-parent that needs a better paying job. Maybe you want to start your own business. No matter what it is that has brought you here, we want to help you figure out your next steps. Don’t get stuck when you can keep moving forward. 

The Process

Register for training and get financial assistance

Get technical training and job readiness training in a short amount of time

workforce readiness training

Get a good paying job that will allow you to get ahead in life

Career Tracks

MIG Welding Training


Earn industry recognized credentials in just two weeks! This bootcamp covers blueprint reading, basic welding symbology, welding safety, machine set-up, and the MIG welding process. Additionally, students will take part in key job readiness training courses including resume writing, interview skills, and workplace communication. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Fill out an inquiry below if you want to learn more!

Orientation Day: October 14

Upcoming Class Dates: Monday-Friday, Oct 17 – Oct 28

MWF: 8:00-4:00
TT: 9:00-2:00
HVAC Training



Earn your nationally recognized EPA 608 Certification. This evening course is done in partnership with Cleveland State Community College, where you will learn essential techniques to become an HVAC technician. You will learn how to maintain, service, repair, or dispose of equipment that could release refrigerants. Additionally, students will take part in key job readiness training courses including resume writing, interview skills, and workplace communication Upon completion of the course you will receive your a Workforce Development Certificate of  Achievement of 80 Hours of HVAC Training. 

*UPDATE: This class is currently FULL, and we are no longer accepting applications. Our next HVAC training will be in 2023.*


Upcoming Dates: September 26 – November 9



Orientation Day: Monday, Sep. 26th || 4:00pm-5:00pm

Class Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday || 5 pm – 9 pm 

Required Career Training: Thursday, Oct 13 || 1:00-4:00pm 
Forklift Driver



Earn your Forklift Driving Certification this fall! This training will be done in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Subelt Rentals. Priority will be given to those who are VR eligible, but this course will be open to the general public as well. More details coming soon!

Dates: TBD

Our People

A Little History

A lot of people used to know this program as “The Refuge”. We offer many of the same services, but now under the name of City Fields. In 2020, City Fields acquired the Refuge’s primary services, including job readiness training and employment services. 

To learn more about The Refuge becoming City Fields, check out this video! 

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