American Graduate: Getting To Work

American Graduate is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America better understand and shape the changing face of our workforce. Through American Graduate, public media, with its unique position as a trusted resource and important partner in local communities, provides a critical platform to shine a light on pathways to graduation and successful student outcomes.

Together, WVXU and CET are working with national, state, and community-based partners to raise awareness by creating local content on all facets of workplace development. You can follow our coverage of the wide variety of issues involving workplace development through the Cincinnati Edition discussions below.

American Graduate: Getting to Work is a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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According to a report released last year by ADP and Moody's Analytics, the greatest challenge U.S. businesses will face in the coming years is finding qualified workers. Industries from healthcare to information technology to transportation are already feeling the effects of a workforce shortage.

American Graduate: Getting To Work In IT

Dec 19, 2018
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding about 557,000 new jobs to the economy. This increased demand poses a staffing challenge to businesses while providing an opportunity for those looking for an entry into a career with a higher-than-average starting salary and greater potential for increased future earnings.

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Cincinnati's first hardware accelerator, First Batch, was launched in 2012. Its success in advising entrepreneurs and growing businesses inspired the creation of CoMADE, a unique manufacturing initiative designed to become an engine for new job growth and new opportunities in our region.

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Unemployment is the lowest it's been in more than a decade, yet approximately 65 million Americans are in low-paid service jobs.

CPS Expanding Its Career Pathway

Aug 13, 2018
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Enrolled, enlisted and employed. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says the district is taking a focus on the three Es. During the annual State of the Schools address, Mitchell laid out a new partnership with local organizations, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, meant to help prepare students for graduation and beyond.

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A high school diploma is a necessary step in a young person's journey to a more secure future. But recent studies show postsecondary education has become increasingly essential, whether that education comes from a two-year or four-year degree, trade school, or a career and technical certificate program.   

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May 7 through May 11 has been designated In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio, a celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are most in-demand in the state. Career opportunities continue to increase in healthcare, transportation, engineering, information technology and several other industries. And many of the jobs available don't require a four-year college degree.

In Demand Jobs Week – May 7 -11, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
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In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. Throughout Southwest Ohio, students, job-seekers, employers and educators can attend events to learn more about these fast-growing career fields.