About Us

Helping You Upskill Employees

We are your training solutions partner

Many of our courses can be tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. Whether customizing the curriculum or length of an enabling technology workshop, collaborating on a team-building workshop to address a particular business challenge, or defining and executing a strategic training initiative, we bring over 35 years of expertise to the table. 80% of our clients request customization. 93% return for subsequent classes. They ask, we deliver… that’s what we consider that to be a successful partnership.

Advancing Careers With Technology Training

We are your best training resource

Our extensive list of courses will improve your productivity, help you transition to a new role, or make you more effective in your use of emerging technology tools. We’ll maximize your training opportunity aligning our workshops with your employee benefits program. How do you know it’s worth your time? Your peers are here and they come back for more! 97% of our students report that they would refer a friend, and 85 % return for additional classes within 24 months. We are passionate about your learning experience and want to help you be successful.
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Entering The Workforce Or Changing Jobs?

We can help

For over 35 years we’ve helped clients deploy training programs that work. Those who’ve attended class at The Computer Workshop return to work equipped with the skills they need to improve proficiency. We offer those same classes to individuals seeking to expand their skill set. Many of our classes qualify for college credit. Industry certifications are also available to those who are pursuing credentials that prove their expertise. And those clients that have worked with us throughout our 3 decades? Well, they just may want to hire you.

Instructor Led Training Locations

Columbus Ohio

5200 Upper Metro Place
Suite 140
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Cleveland Ohio

6133 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131

We also provide training in cities including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and
St. Louis. Our training can be delivered virtually from any location. We offer on-site group training for organizations that request our tailored training solutions.

Other locations available upon request

About The Computer Workshop


The Computer Workshop, Inc. delivers in-person and virtual classroom instruction, tailored to advance the productivity of business and information technology professionals. We offer hands-on courses in IT and desktop application software. We provide instructor-led methodology courses for employee development, leadership, project management, and business analysis. Additional services include classroom rental and training plan development. Since 1988, The Computer Workshop has been advancing productivity in the workplace through continuing education programs. Focused on the dynamics of quality instruction, The Computer Workshop hosts courses in business application software, information technology, professional development, and best practice methodologies. The Computer Workshop customizes the curriculum and the delivery of instruction, based on the client's specific goals. With over 1,000 courses, The Computer Workshop works with individual students to satisfy personal and professional goals related to specific industry certifications, assessments, or college credit. A female-owned and family-run company, The Computer Workshop collaborates with small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies to advance productivity by investing in employee development.

Value Statement

As a faith-based corporation that believes in putting our customers first, The Computer Workshop offers efficient employee development training. We are flexible in tailoring course content, duration, location, and delivery options to maximize your return on investment. Our team is passionate about your learning experience.


The Computer Workshop, Inc. is a privately held company, independently owned and family operated- Founded in 1988, as an instructional workshop for computer users, The Computer Workshop has created long lasting relationships with many loyal customers, who have also contributed to its success. The family takes pride in the professionalism of their account managers and customer service staff and attributes the loyalty of its client base to the talent and expertise of their instructors. There are flexibility and accountability advantages when working with The Computer Workshop. Understanding that proficiency drives profitability we work in tandem with our clients to help them reach their employee development goals. Our original location was on Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington but we have since moved our Corporate offices to Dublin, Ohio with new regional campuses in Cleveland, Circleville, and Atlanta, Georgia. TCW is a prime example of 'The American Dream'. On April 1, 1988, Thelma Tippie opened a bank account with a mere $50.00. You might ask, how can you start a business with $50.00? You buy stationery, business cards, borrow an office with a phone, and use your own computer (a Macintosh) to lay out a business plan with a product you think is in demand, and start calling prospective clients!!! Now that sounds simple, but it wasn't at all. A lot of long hours and constant adjustments followed. 1990, T & M Computing was ready to incorporate as a Sub-Chapter S Corporation and became The Computer Workshop, Inc. Thelma was very fortunate in that her two daughters (Terri Williams Davy and Kim McFarland) and son (David Williams) all joined in the venture and have helped the company grow. Over the years, many employees have worked and continue to establish TCW. We have had the pleasure in creating long lasting relationship with many loyal customers, who have also contributed to our success as well.

Thelma Tippie and The Computer Workshop: Empowering Success through Training and Technology

By Becky Anzalone

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business, few individuals and companies have made as significant an impact as Thelma Tippie and her company, The Computer Workshop, Inc. What began as a humble dream has blossomed into a thriving organization that has transformed the lives of countless individuals and empowered businesses with essential skills and knowledge. Through unwavering dedication, adaptability, and a strong faith-based approach, Thelma Tippie and her team have achieved remarkable accomplishments over the years.

Thelma's journey started long before the founding of The Computer Workshop. From a young age, she had a passion for teaching and pursued courses in high school and college to prepare for a career in education. However, life had other plans for her. An unexpected opportunity to learn Keypunch, the latest technology in 1968, and work at USS Chemicals introduced her to the world of computers and data processing. This experience sparked her curiosity and set her on a path toward a future she hadn't anticipated.

Throughout her professional journey, Thelma seized various opportunities that allowed her to expand her skills and knowledge. From working as a "Kelly Girl" to entering data into mainframe computers for different companies, she gained valuable experience in the evolving technological landscape. With each role she undertook, Thelma's expertise grew, and she became an expert in desktop publishing, sales support, and business administration. Her proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office led to teaching opportunities, where she shared her knowledge with others.

However, a layoff presented Thelma with a pivotal moment. Instead of seeking another job, she took a leap of faith and decided to become a consultant, specializing in computer training and desktop publishing. Although her initial partner eventually pursued a different path, Thelma persevered and was soon joined by her three children, (Terri Williams Davy, David Williams, and Kim McFarland) who would prove instrumental in the future success of The Computer Workshop.

Overcoming numerous challenges, including surviving economic downturns and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Thelma's unwavering belief in a higher power and the support of her dedicated staff have propelled The Computer Workshop forward. Their faith-based approach has instilled core values of integrity, respect, and ethical practice into the fabric of the company. The Computer Workshop stands as a testament to the power of these values, delivering efficient, flexible, and passionate training solutions to its clients.

Through its mission of advancing the productivity of business and information technology professionals, The Computer Workshop offers a wide range of courses in IT and desktop application software. They provide instructor-led methodology courses for employee development, leadership, project management, and business analysis. The company also offers additional services such as classroom rental and training plan development. For over 35 years, The Computer Workshop has been at the forefront of continuing education programs, empowering individuals to achieve personal and professional growth.

One of the key factors behind The Computer Workshop's success lies in its commitment to staying ahead of rapidly evolving technology. The company understands the primary challenges faced by the industry, including the need to stay current, align business goals with training paths, and connect clients to dedicated funding programs. By continuously updating and expanding its course offerings, The Computer Workshop ensures that it provides the courses clients need to thrive in an ever-changing digital landscape.

The impact of The Computer Workshop's efforts is best measured by the hundreds of thousands of students who have benefited from their training. Many have reported significant career advancements, promotions, and even securing new jobs. Thelma's commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others is echoed in the testimonials of her students and employees, who credit The Computer Workshop for their success. The company's dedication to excellence has earned it a reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality training.

Looking towards the future, The Computer Workshop is poised for further growth and expansion. The aftermath of COVID-19 has presented both challenges and opportunities, with a renewed focus on bringing clients back to in-person training while leveraging the benefits of virtual training. The company has already begun expanding its client base beyond Central Ohio, attracting international clients, such as the one coming from Nigeria, indicating a potential new market.

The Computer Workshop is constantly evaluating its course offerings to ensure they meet the highest standards. The addition of a professional track for Data Analytics, designed to cater to individuals seeking new career opportunities or aspiring to analytics positions within their organizations, exemplifies their commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends. Furthermore, as Authorized Training Providers for AWS and Mile2, The Computer Workshop showcases its commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technology courses and staying ahead in a competitive market. Additionally, the company maintains its partnerships with Microsoft, CompTIA, CertNexus, and other essential certifications, ensuring they remain up-to-date with the foundational elements of the training industry.


Thelma Tippie's unwavering dedication, along with the hard work and support of her family, loyal employees, clients, and friends, has been the driving force behind The Computer Workshop's success. Her remarkable journey from modest beginnings to building a thriving business is a testament to the American Dream. Thelma's advice to those beginning their careers is a reflection of her own experiences: take it one step at a time, be realistic, and never let setbacks deter you.

As Thelma Tippie reflects on her accomplishments and the future of The Computer Workshop, she is grateful for the privilege of having her family by her side and the remarkable team of employees who have contributed to the company's growth. Together, they continue to build a business that not only thrives but also enriches the lives of others.

Thelma Tippie and The Computer Workshop embody the spirit of entrepreneurship, dedication, and unwavering faith. Through their commitment to empowering individuals and businesses with knowledge and skills, they have left an indelible mark on the training industry. As technology continues to evolve and businesses strive for success in a digital world, The Computer Workshop will undoubtedly remain a trusted partner in advancing productivity through education.

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