NEXT Apprenticeship

Flexible programs and degree options, industry experience, certifications and skills training for in-demand tech jobs

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cybersecurity, and other technologies are changing the world of work. Change is happening so rapidly that by 2020, one million tech jobs may go unfilled due to lack of skilled workers.

What if we could fill this talent gap with a skilled workforce and change lives in the process?

The University of Cincinnati, in collaboration with five partner institutions and the computing and informatics industry across the region and eastern U.S., created the NEXT Apprenticeship Program to close this talent gap by applying 21st-century apprenticeship-style training to power the future global economy. We're taking our expertise in cooperative education to the NEXT level.

UC’s forward-thinking tech programs and certifications support students who are not enrolled in traditional “tech” majors to develop tech skills, earn credentials, and find and retain employment in high-demand tech occupations, such as:

  • Computer and IT System Support Technician
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Application Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Hardware Design Technician
  • Health Information Management
Find out what the NEXT Apprenticeship Program can do for you:
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Aaron Burdette

NEXT Apprenticeship Program


Our Partners

Logos of Next Apprenticeship Partners: Xavier University; IBM Global; Wentworth Institute of Technology; Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; WACE; Clark State Community College; Discovery Lab Global; Johnson C. Smith University; Pepulab (Agile Profiles); Northrop Grumman; Kinetic Vision; GE Aviation; Lubrizol; Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; REDI Economic Development