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Apprenti Affiliate – Greater Cincinnati Region

Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and surrounding areas


Christina Misali
Senior Leader, Talent Connections

Cincinnati: Where collaboration lives and industries collide

In 2019 over 37,950 IT roles were posted in the Cincinnati Region – local employers are eager to fill their tech positions. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and CIO Roundtable are leading a tech talent collaborative designed to expand and diversify the region’s IT workforce. Through a generous investment by JPMorgan Chase, we’ve launched Apprenti Cincinnati.

Apprenti Cincinnati is a non-traditional solution to drive more tech talent in and to the Cincinnati region. The program is working with companies large and small to fill open positions with tech-interested individuals, regardless of educational or professional background. Unlike traditional job-training options, apprentices receive 2-5 months of immersive certified technical training before completing one year of paid on the job training at one of the program’s hiring companies.

Apprenti Cincinnati is for the broadest range of candidates possible – no IT experience is required, just interest, aptitude and work ethic. Take the first step towards your new career by registering here.

The Cincinnati region is an innovative, inclusive and creative future city. It’s enjoying a modern renaissance, and we’re working collaboratively to make sure everyone can participate.

This tri-state community is defined by the diversity of industries that drives our economy. The Cincinnati region is not dependent on any one industry or any one company. Instead, our employment landscape offers many options and opportunities – to any person who lives here.

With eight Fortune 500 companies within our geography, we excel at creating, growing and sustaining our businesses. Companies are expanding, and industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, financial institutions, and startups are thriving in the Cincinnati region. The startup ecosystem is No. 1 in Ohio and among the top twenty in the nation.

If you’re a newcomer (or have employees who are), let us help you to get plugged-in. You’ll have your choice of dozens of meetups, groups and initiatives – all designed to help you find your tribe and your path. This is a place where everyone can make a difference –  and we are ready for you.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region’s talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit

About the CIO Roundtable

The CIO Roundtable is comprised of the CIOs from largest IT organizations in our region spanning virtually all industry sectors (e.g., P&G, Kroger, GE, Great American, Western Southern, Christ Hospital, UC, Fifth Third Bank, etc.). Because these 25 companies represent roughly 8,000 local IT jobs, a major focus of the group is the growth and development of the region’s tech workforce. The roundtable leverages its collective scale to collaborate with community leaders (education, economic development, workforce development, and government) on a broad portfolio of talent initiatives that benefit all employers of tech talent in our region.

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Software Developer

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IT Business Analyst

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Network Security Administrator

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IT Support Professional

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Cloud Support Specialist

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Cyber Security Analyst

Apprenti Cincinnati launched in February 2019. We’ve expanded to six occupations and added 11 hiring partners to date.

The Apprenti Cincinnati program has overdelivered on its promise bringing good candidates who function well in our environment. The selection process they used to present the four candidates we interviewed matches well with our goals for new associates. May we please have more?


Matthew Groom
Director of Supply Chain & Manufacturing Systems
Kroger Technology
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