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Awarded by Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation; bridging the technology gap amongst African Americans; collaborative effort between well-known organizations

COLUMBUS, OH– On Tuesday, The National Center for Urban Solutions establishes its creation of the Information Technology Accelerator Partnership sector (ITAP Ohio)

NCUS is awarded this opportunity by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation through the Industry Sector Partnership Grant. This program supports partnerships which helps ensure Ohioans can participate in the workforce while meeting the needs of job employers and the local economy.

“This is real-world skill development where educators and businesses work together to help people gain the skills they need to get hired for jobs that pay well and have a future. Enhancing meaningful partnerships between the business and education community is key to growing Ohio’s workforce,” said Lt. Governor Husted.

ITAP Ohio was formed due to statewide wealth gaps, the need for diverse IT talent, industry disengagement, and existing community engagement efforts recruiting African Americans into the high paying sustainable career IT pathways.

“Each of the partners joining us in this venture has committed to assisting ITAP Ohio with resources, boot camp, certification training, apprenticeships, wrap-around support, and employment placement,” said Perry Gregory, VP of NCUS.

The collective community partners will include TECH Elevator, We Can Code IT, Youngstown State University & IBM Pre-Apprenticeship, Central State University – HBCU Apple Hub, Academy for Urban Scholars, Cover My Meds, Franklin County Board of Commissioner’s and NCUS TEC.

To learn more about our partnership contact Perry Gregory by email at pgregory@ncusolutions.org or by phone at 614-531-3958.