Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC), Cincinnati Works (CW) and The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) are proud to announce a collaborative multi-year workforce development action plan funded by the Good Jobs Challenge that focuses on recruiting and upskilling the advanced manufacturing workforce.

The program will recruit 70 individuals new to manufacturing from the region and support the upskilling of 40 advanced manufacturing employees, providing them with career technical training, pre-screening, onboarding, and ongoing support and one-on-one job coaching to allow for these individuals to begin a lifelong career in advanced manufacturing. Upon completion, all program graduates will receive an industry-recognized credential and guaranteed interviews with local manufacturers.

Recruitment for the first iteration of this program will include a cohort of individuals identified through Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and its network of public and technical school connections. This phase of the program will include a classroom series with speakers representing advanced manufacturing companies, offering in-person tours of modern manufacturing facilities, and group presentations highlighting earning potential, career advancement opportunities and benefits available to employees in the field. Cincinnati Works will implement a job readiness and jumpstart curriculum to provide a strong base in the basic knowledge needed to be successful, as well as one-on-one coaching to develop plans and work to address barriers. Participants will begin onsite work with AMIP manufacturing employment partners upon completion of technical and job readiness training.

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