Kable Academy’s inaugural class for coding, web development and cybersecurity technology skilling is symbolic of the Cincinnati Innovation District’s mission: to solve the talent crisis.
In partnership with Cincinnati Bell and the Cincinnati Innovation District, Kable Academy now has a home in the 1819 Innovation Hub — the nerve center of the CID — for people ready to accelerate their careers and transform their lives by acquiring job ready technical skills.
In addition, the alliance serves as a model for how the district will connect the economic engine of the institution and its partners more closely with the talent supply chain.
“We live in the knowledge economy where the need for educated talent continues to accelerate," says David J Adams, UC's chief innovation officer. “Physical capital is no longer the constraint, it is human capital. Programs like the Kable Academy are empowering individuals to transform their lives by delivering the much-needed skills and advancing their career path.
“We are driven to bridge the divide between talent and the industries that need that talent. It is alliances like these, the proximity to UC — a Carnegie Level 1 research university — and our industry partners in the innovation district that will help us accelerate toward that goal.”