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Bridging the Gap students celebrate, train for careers

CATC Bridging the Gap students and their families celebrated completion of the school-year portion of the workforce development program with a party at CATC. Then, they continued career training at Cincinnati Works, where they earned certificates and the opportunity to start in-depth training for  careers in health care, manufacturing and banking. Training continues during the summer. Job interviews begin early fall with CATC employer partners who know that Bridging the Gap graduates receive the kinds of life skills, work skills, and professional training their organizations need. 
   From top left: students line up for the celebration ceremony, their families await. Bill Lecher of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shows the Bridging the Gap roadmap, the party begins.
  Starting middle row far right: Vickie Mertz and her team at Cincinnati Works award training certificates to CATC students at a completion ceremony where students also filled out worksheets to help plan their futures. 
See full slide show – BTG celebration 
See full slide show – Cincinnati Works ceremony