ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
Over the past six years, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has supported public media’s American Graduate initiative, helping our country understand the importance of improving high school graduation rates for all youth. Entering its newest phase, American Graduate places its focus on what happens after high school graduation, helping young people access pathways to gainful employment in high-demand career sectors.
Through American Graduate: Getting to Work, CET is highlighting the changing world of work, the pathways into well-paying, in-demand jobs, and resources available to Greater Cincinnati residents. Specifically, middle-skills jobs offer opportunities to people looking to start or change a career. These jobs require some education and training after high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree.
CET is also partnering with public television stations in Columbus and Cleveland to address issues of statewide significance including career tech education, employment legislation, alternative pathways to careers and more.
Across the Cincinnati region there are numerous organizations making contributions—both large and small—to supporting young people identify, prepare for, and move into a successful career. Specifically, we have partnered with the following organizations and encourage you to visit their websites for more information about specific programs and opportunities they offer:
- Butler Tech
- Cincinnati Public Radio - 91.7 WVXU
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Workforce Development Center
- Cincinnati Public Schools Career Tech Education Program
- Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
- CYC/Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates
- Grant Career Center
- Great Oaks Career Campuses
- Ohio College Tech Prep Southwest Regional Center
- Ohio Means Jobs Center of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
- Partners for a Competitive Workforce
- RiverWorks Discovery
- Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Local Support Provided By:
The George and Margaret McLane Foundation
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College