Cincinnati area college, CPS team up to boost minority numbers in high-demand professions
By Bill Cieslewicz – Managing editor, Cincinnati Business Courier
A Greater Cincinnati university is partnering with the region’s largest school district to help increase the number of minorities in high-demand professions.
Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools this week announced the partnership, which is designed to build a pipeline of diverse students interested in professions such as STEM ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics), business, engineering, education and the arts.
The program will operate as a pilot in 2018, targeting eight to 10 students in CPS schools. Through continuous engagement and exposure to college-readiness initiatives and programming, the goal is for those students to matriculate to Miami University with full cost of attendance covered.
CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell and Miami University President Greg Crawford will sign an agreement to formalize the partnership 10 a.m. Thursday at CPS headquarters in Corryville.