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“Opportunity Summer” at CATC: the learning continues

Dozens of CATC students are participating in summer programs that can mean anything from summer jobs to potential careers in design, health care, manufacturing, and information technology.
Top row: CATC students spent an afternoon making art with local artist Michelle d’Cruz at the Contemporary Arts Center. They are participating in DAAP Alliance, a project that helps cultivate interest in design careers among diverse young people, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design Architecture Art and Planning and Procter & Gamble. Three of the students earned scholarships to DAAPcamps, a summer on-campus experience that attracts students from all over the world.
Middle row: An evening of celebration and a Reds game at Great American Ball Park–including a visit from Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini–marked completion of life skills training for 21 students participating in the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program. Next step, a summer of hard work training in their chosen career paths.
Bottom row: A group of the CATC DAAP Alliance students spent an evening at the Apple Store learning how to code (the programming rules that make it possible to create computer software, apps and websites).