Training Center

The SOD Training Center

Welcome 2021 , New Year and New Training Opportunities.

The SOD Training Center is launching our 2021 Training Calendar. 

Beginning January 2021 the majority of classes will be offered in a Virtual format. Please visit the course calendar for upcoming training opportunities. 

March 2021 we will host the first in person training for 2021. 

Check our course calendar frequently for new classes being offered in 2021. 


The SOD Training Center offers a location in Salem, Ohio to help meet training needs of area businesses and industries. The center is designed as a local resource which provides fully- equipped spaces for employee job training as well as coordinating courses and workshops to aid in workforce development.

Our Mission: The SOD Training Center strives to facilitate connections between business, industry and organizations to promote workforce development training. We provide a location and platform for training and development at all levels within the workforce – from the unemployed to the Executive – by coordinating cooperative training in collaboration with service organizations and professional training providers in our region.

SOD Training Center Courses & Workshops

The SOD Training Center offers courses and workshops to facilitate workforce development in the surrounding area. With a focus on safety training, new-hire onboarding, leadership development, workplace improvement, skills advancement and soft skills/personal development, we function as facilitators, bringing professional, high-quality training to our region.

Do you have training needs that you don't see here? Contact us at the SOD Center and we will help plan cooperative training with professional trainers!

SOD Center Members receive 20% Discount on Courses and Rental


SOD Assessment Center

The Online Assessment Center makes it easy for individuals, employees and employers to benefit from any of our online assessments. The online assessment reports are informative and useful, and our platform makes delivering and administering them fast, easy and efficient.

When you purchase your online assessment, you will receive an email link with a window of time for completion - which you can set. Your assessment report will be completed and emailed to you quickly, and will be full of information, insights and opportunities to develop an action plan based on your results. Employers can purchase a multitude of assessments for employees and receive the results as well. 


SOD On-Demand Training Courses

The SOD Training Center has partnered with Coggno to provide online training! Get training you need in an assortment of topics like Safety, Personal Development, HR, Finance, Technology, Business, etc. Coggno is a marketplace for training courses. The courses are self paced, on demand, many with certification, and are distributed online to your computer via a free Learning Management System.


The Cave: Team Development Workshop

Do you work closely, collaborate, discuss and make decisions with a group of individuals? In your workplace, on a board or executive committee, within an organization or club, or on a team? You need to visit The Cave!


SOD Training Center Rental 

Use our fully-equipped training facility for your training needs. We have spaces available for both large and small groups, with equipment and technology to help you deliver effective training for your employees. The center is available to be reserved by all industries, businesses, organizations, training providers, and other entities to meet the needs of our current and future workforce.

Download Training Center Rental Agreement Here >

You may also call the SOD Center to schedule space at (330) 337-7669 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We support your business growth through site selection, retention, expansion, entrepreneurship, infrastructure, workforce development and quality of life. No wonder, businesses are Growing In Salem.

How SOD Center Does Work for You.

"We support all businesses, small and large, to attract, retain, expand and develop. We help build entrepreneurship, provide training facilities and connect you with the right resources – while collaborating with regional, state and national resources. We are all Growing in Salem." - Julie Needs, Executive Director, SOD Center