PTEC Center

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 in part through monies received from a Department of Labor TAACCCT grant fund. 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.

Services and Resources

PTEC offers free services that include career interest assessments, academic advising, career coaching , and job placement assistance to:

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

* The H2P program at Cincinnati State is an equal opportunity program, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Community College and Career Training Grants as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Tutoring Services: Pre COMPASS® tutoring in Math, English, and Reading is the primary service offered. Additionally, small group and individual services are available for students in the State Tested Nurse Aide program, candidates who need to test or retest for state certification, and medical terminology students. Pre-COMPASS® Boot Camps are offered twice a month to help  familiarize prospective students with the content of the test and include a COMPASS® practice test. Pre-COMPASS® tutoring also available.

Academic Advising: Advising provides an educational partnership to inform, empower, and organize academic goals to help students succesfully complete certificate and degree programs. For more information contact Laurie Malone at (513) 569-4210.

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

Employment Services: Participants meet with an Employment Placement Coordinator for help in finding a job. The coordinator provides job postings and markets the resumés to employer partners.

NCRC Certificate: Successful participants earn a nationally recognized credential verifying their work readiness and commitment to success to potential employers.Those interested should visit for more information.

Virtual Career Network (VCN): VCN is a virtual system that allows participants to explore more than 80 different healthcare careers and select the most suitable for the individual.

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


To set up an appointment please contact the center at (513) 569-4135 or stop by. 

The Pathway to Employment Center 
1916 Central Parkway 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214