Wired for the Future
by Johnmark Oudersluys | October 29, 2018
We are relentlessly pursuing opportunities for clients to have a path to a better future.
Over the past 5 years we have seen how technical or industry training can open the doors to a truly different trajectory for a clients’ career options, so we are working to offer more of those options.
New career pathways come to fruition as a combination of providence, evaluation, partnership, and timing…as is the case with our latest pilot, Cable Technician Training….which we will launch with PerScholas November 26th. In just 4 weeks, students will learn the necessary skills to work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables. This could include phone lines, internet cables, or cable television… and this is just the beginning!
A friend of the center (from one of our church partners), Jeff, first mentioned a cable tech career pathway about a year ago. He explained about how individuals could learn how to wire buildings and offices, then enter a field with high demand and great wages. A study conducted by a Fidelity team, managed by Common Impact, evaluated over 30 career pathways and Cable Technician Track made it through the rigorous vetting process.
Our existing IT Training provider, PerScholas, excitedly agreed to pilot the program as an expansion of their portfolio and already have employer partners seeking these skill sets. With a template for industry training created, our partners (CPS, CincinnatiWorks, and SmartMoney) quickly rallied to support the month-long pilot.
Working together we can see meaningful opportunities come to fruition for our neighbors and our community.
We are currently recruiting students for this program starting November 26th. Call CityLink at 513-357-2000 or visit perscholas.org/cincinnati to apply!