Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program (CTAP)

Providing training opportunities that cultivate digitally skilled talent for today's workforce.

The Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program (CTAP) provides work-integrated learning to motivated individuals to prepare them for current and future workforce opportunities.

The program, powered by the University of Cincinnati, is hosted by the tech-driven ecosystem of the Cincinnati Innovation District, which attracts, produces and retains talent by co-locating and collaborating with the industries that need them.

Current programs are specifically focused on low income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals to help them gain skills to increase employment and earning potential. Classes are held at UC's Victory Parkway Campus and the 1819 Innovation Hub on the Uptown Campus. The program will work with employers to match new skill set creation with critical business needs.


Current Program:

Fall 2021 / August 23 - December 6

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Registration is closed for this session.
The program is specifically focused on low income, unemployed, and underemployed adults to help them gain skills to increase employment and earnings.

Adult learners benefit from career education and in-demand workforce training, Microsoft Office Suite, and CompTIA certification, plus basic math, reading and writing skills assistance.

It is an end-to-end workforce readiness solution to prepare adults for entry level computer user support specialist roles with starting salaries at $31-$48K (median) Reference: Ohio's Top Jobs List.


Next program date coming soon.

Due to an overwhelming response, orientation is closed for the August 23 program, but we want to hear from you! Please sign up to receive emails, and we'll let you know when the next program starts soon!


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About Orientation:

Adults interested in participating in the program must attend an orientaton session and complete pre-testing.

Orientation is mandatory and held in-person. You will complete pre-testing and enrollment forms. Then, one-on-one meetings will be scheduled to review pre-tests results and other considerations.



UC Program Partners:

UC is proud to partner with a variety of organizations across the city, state and country.