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UC Creates Online Resource for Information on IT-Related Programs


Computing Cincinnati initiative focused on addressing Greater Cincinnati’s IT skill and talent gap

Date: 10/23/2017 10:00:00 AM
By: Matt Koesters
Phone: (513) 556-5279

UC ingot   CINCINNATI, Ohio — Oct. 23, 2017 — The University of Cincinnati is working to make it easier to connect industry and prospective students with information technology through its new Computing Cincinnati initiative. 

The Computing Cincinnati website is a one-stop resource for anyone interested in connecting with UC’s significant IT degree and certificate programs. By curating information on the more than 55 IT-related programs offered at eight of its 15 colleges, UC is making it easier than ever to help businesses and prospective students alike find information about programs best-suited to helping them realize their professional goals. 

“Creating a gateway between the university and industry is one of the strategic directives of UC President Neville Pinto,” said David J. Adams, UC’s Chief Innovation Officer. “Computing Cincinnati is one step towards that effort. Industry now has a tool to assist with navigating our deep and rich IT capabilities through a single resource. We are working to make it easier for them to access our resources to solve their problems.” 

“Locating all of UC’s IT capabilities in a single location provides a seamless interface with the university and helps to identify resources that add value to our partnership,” said Hector Medina, Macy’s VP IT Strategic Planning and Analytics.  

The Computing Cincinnati initiative is the latest of several steps UC is taking to address skill and talent gap in the Greater Cincinnati region. UC recently entered into a bilateral agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools that created the Early College Information Technology (ECIT) program, which is being piloted at Hughes STEM High School this year. As the program grows and is implemented at other area high schools, the ECIT will bolster the region’s IT talent pipeline. 

“Organizing UC’s 50-plus IT-focused programs in a single location will help prospective students more easily identify programs that match their career aspirations. It can also help students make more informed decisions when choosing a major and university,” said Caroline Miller, UC vice provost for enrollment management. 

ECIT and Computing Cincinnati come at a time when Greater Cincinnati is competing with other major cities to attract large, IT talent-hungry employers such as Amazon, which recently announced its intention to construct a second headquarters in the United States. 

 For further information or assistance with Computing Cincinnati or other resources at UC, please contact us at innovation@uc.edu.