Over the past six years, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has supported public media’s American Graduate initiative, helping our country understand the importance of improving high school graduation rates for all youth. Entering its newest phase, American Graduate places its focus on what happens after high school graduation, helping young people access pathways to gainful employment in high-demand career sectors.

Through American Graduate: Getting to Work, ThinkTV is highlighting the changing world of work, the pathways into well-paying, in-demand jobs, and resources available to Greater Dayton residents. Specifically, middle-skills jobs offer opportunities to people looking to start or change a career. These jobs require some education and training after high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree.


Across the Dayton region there are numerous organizations making contributions—both large and small—to support young people identify, prepare for, and move into a successful career. Specifically, we have partnered with the following organizations and encourage you to visit their websites for more information about specific programs and opportunities they offer:


Funded By:

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Local Support Provided By:

The George and Margaret McLane Foundation
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation