In September, the University of Cincinnati was awarded a generous grant that provides access to professional training for individuals preparing to get good jobs. The Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) grant helps us to provide in-demand training for low-income, underemployed and unemployed Ohio residents. The grant award is a collaboration between the UC Office of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Information Technology and Career Education.
This great new CECH partnership is designed to extend certificate program opportunities not only to the UC community, but our greater community as well, creating new pathways to student matriculation.
The training programs are great ways for workers to enter the IT industry, or earn additional credentials for advancement in IT jobs. The training offerings include IT Fundamentals, Google IT Support, ITIL Framework, Cybersecurity, Microsoft Azure and Excel certifications. In addition, learners who successfully complete the program will be eligible for supportive services through UC’s NEXT Apprenticeship program, designed to help find new work opportunities, including tech-related apprenticeships. Read more about UC’s IT Certificate Training Programs.
UC is also an approved provider for OhioTechCred where employers can apply for funding assistance to upskill their workforce. Employees are encouraged to ask their companies to apply with the state of Ohio so their employees can take advantage of one of our tech certificate training programs at no cost. Read more about the Ohio TechCred Program.