Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Talent Connect

In partnership with the business community, the Cincinnati Chamber leads the region’s workforce efforts to grow available talent and skills across industries.

The Talent Connect workforce development strategy is to connect businesses to talent and facilitate partnerships between business and higher education through three P's -  Pipeline, Policy, and Programs.


Develop a pipeline of work ready talent emerging from high schools, career technical schools and two-year school systems for in-demand careers. Key areas of focus for 2019 are partnerships with local high schools and mid-skill tech talent:

  • Career-Based Learning: Facilitating employment partnerships between businesses and high schools; pilot program with Cincinnati Public Schools launched in 2018
  • Apprenti: Registered apprenticeship program for a new wave of tech talent; launch in 2019


Maintain consistent dialogue with the Chamber's Government Affairs team to inform policies that impact forward-movement in the workforce ecosystem.


Provide events and forums to convene Chamber members and the business community to share best practice solutions in order to address real-time talent challenges. View Chamber event calendar.

Have a need not listed here or other questions about this work?
Contact the Chamber's Talent Connections Leader, Christina Misali, 513.579.3108.

Employer Toolkit

Is your company suffering from a labor shortage? Are you turning down work or failing to meet goals and leverage growth opportunities because of a lack of qualified workers and high turnover among entry level employees?

Over the past two years, the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has met with dozens and dozens of business leaders and each of them described the same untenable situation; they struggle with attraction, retention and engagement, especially among their lower-wage employees. The Chamber supports this effort and encourages its members to use this toolkit.

Download Employer Toolkit

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