Talent Pipeline Initiative

Talent Pipeline Initiative

Talent Pipeline Initiative

The Talent Pipeline Initiative (TPI) is a collaboration with Partners for a Competitive Workforce and the University of Cincinnati focused on creating opportunities for students in the Greater Cincinnati region to have meaningful career-based learning experiences that engage and prepare them for success in college, career, and life. The goal of TPI is to connect students in grades 4-12 to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) career-based learning opportunities across PCW’s five industry sectors — Health Care, IT, Supply Chain, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction.

TPI joined forces with the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) and accomplished the following highlights during 2016:

  • Partnered with Breakthrough Cincinnati to introduce rising 6th-graders to PCW’s career pathways. Over five weeks, 32 students from Rees E. Price, Roberts Academy, Annunciation School, Ethel M. Taylor Academy, College Hill Fundamental Academy, North Avondale Montessori, South Avondale Elementary, Fairview-Clifton School, W.H. Taft STEM School, Rothenberg, and Hyde Park School learned why advanced manufacturing, construction, healthcare, information technology and supply chain are so important to our region by participating in demonstrations that illustrate how each sector impact their lives and society.
  • Partnered with the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) to convene the first annual Summer of STEM Initiative. Summer of STEM transformed our region into a classroom without walls, creating opportunities for students to explore STEM learning and careers during the summer months. Over 50 regional organizations participated this year, reaching thousands of new participants with innovative and engaging programming. To learn more, please visit www.cincyartsandstem.org.
  • TPI & GCSC partnered with the City of Cincinnati & the State of Ohio to Make Engineering Come Alive. Civil and geotechnical engineering came to life for students of John P. Parker Elementary School, as students witnessed the excavation and completion of the Duck Creek Connector Project. A team from the school, city and state engaged in a series of interactions between project leaders and students to connect the road project to the students’ understanding of how science and engineering come together to solve problems in our society.