Spectrum News 1 profiles Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program

CTAP tailored for unemployed, underemployed workers

The University of Cincinnati’s Cincinnati Talent Acceleration Program is providing nontraditional students with training in tech and a path to higher education, Spectrum News 1 reported.

CTAP is a 15-week adult education and training program that’s tailored for unemployed and underemployed workers who want to continue their education while also learning practical tech skills.

“We know how important face-to-face education can be and we wanted to make sure that was a component. So, students take classes in the morning, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the 1819 Innovation Center," said Janet Staderman, director of UC’s Office Professional and Continuing Education. "And then they take classes in the evening, online."

CTAP will prepare students for a variety of entry-level computer and user-support specialist roles. Starting salaries for those positions range from $31,000 to $48,000.

There are 32 students enrolled in the first CTAP session. UC plans to have approximately 200 students complete the program this year with the next session scheduled to start Dec. 8.

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Featured image at top: Scot Paja, assistant vice president of partner success in UC's Office of Innovation, addresses students at the 1819 Innovation Hub. Photo/UC.

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