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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Evendale is home to Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center (CSWD). The Center provides convenient, flexible, hands-on training custom-designed for students and professionals - and the companies looking to hire them.  CSWD offers several programs and certifications in high-tech fields including Robotics, Mechatronics and Additive Manufacturing (3D printing).

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Planned SmartTech Center

As emerging industries and technologies rapidly evolve, employers need a well-trained, highly skilled workforce. To meet this need, CSWD and Cincinnati-based TechSolve, a leader in manufacturing and technology solutions, have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create an advanced manufacturing workforce skills center. Partnering with world class manufacturers, the SmartTech Center would be available for customized adult training programs, workshops, product research, testing and prototyping in fields such as additive technologies, cyber security, virtual/augmented reality, data analytics, robotics, and the industrial internet of things (Industry 4.0 and 5.0). The Center anticipates participation from equipment OEM’s providing showroom sales space, equipment demonstration and training opportunities.   

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Concept Rendering of Smart Tech Center in AeroHub

To date, the CSWD-Techsolve  partnership has:

  • Formed a Technical Advisory Committee to study Center programming, services and funding options

  • Prepared conceptual facility layout and renderings

  • Identified funding sources for both capital and operational needs

  • Identified multiple synergistic partners and local/regional OEMS in Center participation discussions.