Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center (CATC)
CATC began operations in downtown Cincinnati in fall of 2003. Its mission is to provide urban teens the motivation to stay in school and advance to higher learning, and to offer unemployed, dislocated workers, and individuals who are transitioning from public assistance employment training and technology where there is an identified position and employment is a reality.
In partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools, during the 2004–2005 school year 175 eleventh- and twelfth-grade students at risk of not graduating on time attended the center one day a week and received credit hours towards graduation for courses in painting, sculpting, and photography/digital imaging. The program plans to increase enrollment to 400 teens by the 2007–2008 academic year.
In 2004 the Workforce Development initiative began preparing and assisting urban adults seeking a new skill, trade, or employment opportunity. CATC partners with:
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Great Oaks Technical Schools to offer a preview of health field coursework
- Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association to award a Technician Certificate through CATC’s Auto Tech program
- Ohio Community Computing Network to offer weekly computer classes
Visit CATC's website for more information.