Pathway to Employment Center (PTEC)

PTEC is a ‘one-stop’ career assessment, planning and placement center that is accessible to the community. It aims to provide each individual with at least one credential that will demonstrate competency and skills to potential employers. PTEC is funded through monies received from the Department of Labor TAACCCT grant funds*. PTEC services are free and do not require any financial aid. Investing a little bit of time will help participants to jump-start their career.

The concept behind PTEC is simple: helping adult learners overcome obstacles that prevent timely completion of academic and career goals. PTEC is a knowledgeable team approach that provides customized academic, career and employment services to light the path for success and empower individuals to reach their goals in select programs in the advanced manufacturing and supply chain industry sectors.

Services and Resources

PTEC offers free services  to the following target populations:

  • Trade impacted workers
  • Returning veterans
  • Displaced workers
  • Unemployed persons
  • Underemployed persons
  • Persons looking to make a career change

Potential services available to students enrolled in select advanced manufacturing and supply chain programs can include the following resources:
Tutoring Services: Pre and post Accuplacer® tutoring in Math, English, and Reading is available. Tutoring and adaptive learning resources are available to  aid in accelerating time to completing academic foundation courses.

Academic Advising: Advising provides an educational partnership to inform, empower, and organize academic goals to help students  successfully complete certificate and degree programs.

Job Coaching: Participants receive one-on-one assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, as well as interviewing and soft skills.

Employment Services: Participants meet with a Job Coach/Business Developer for help in finding a job. The Job Coach/Business Developer provides job postings and markets the resumés to employer partners.

Career Assessment Resources:  Career Coach offers an online assessment to assist with determining the areas of interest along with programs of study.  

ACT Fit and Talent Assessments: The evaluation indicates which career(s) best match the participant’s personality and interests.

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) successful participants earn a nationally recognized credential verifying their road readiness cognitive skills in math, reading, and locating information.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact PTEC at (513) 569-4135. 

* The GCMCA, OTN and SCCDC grants at Cincinnati State are equal opportunity programs, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. These workforce solutions wwere funded by grants awarded under the Trade Adjustment Community College and Career Training program as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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