Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center

For nearly six years, the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center has provided arts education to urban teens in order to motivate them to want to stay in school and to consider advancing to higher learning. Just a few years ago, the CATC partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools and, through their collaboration, nearly two hundred, eleventh and twelfth-grade students who were 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.
Classes for students include Digital Multimedia, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Ceramics.

CATC also offers education and training services to adults who are unemployed, underemployed, dislocated and those transitioning from public assistance. The classes for adults include Computer Learning, Auto Tech Training, and the Construction Connection Initiative. Here, they can learn marketable skills that can lead to a rewarding career.

The center is offered at no cost to all of its students and will give the under-served a chance to better their lives and become more productive citizens.

The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center is modeled after Pittsburgh's highly successful Manchester Bidwell Training Center that was developed by our guest Bill Strickland.

For additional information about
The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, visit the CATC website or call 513.562.5500.

Length: 
28 minutes
Date Recorded: 
09/30/2009