Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier .
Written by Erin Caproni.
Cincinnati is one of 17 cities that have been designated as talent hubs.
The distinction dubbed by the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation was based on a community’s effort to attract, retain and cultivate talent among students of color, students who are the first in their family to attend college and students from low-income households. Each talent hub is focused on one of three populations: 18- to 22-year-old students; older adults with college experience who dropped out before finishing their studies, or adults with no formal education beyond high school.
“These communities are the creative and entrepreneurial engines that power our nation,” said Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation. “For our country to meet growing demand for an educated workforce, we must bolster community-based efforts that are tightly focused on increasing the numbers of people in cities across the country with education and training beyond high school.”
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Originally published September 25, 2017.