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Please participate in our IT Survey

This survey is about your I.T. workforce needs. It is just one result of a long-standing partnership between RITE and ConxusNEO. RITE and ConxusNEO worked together to develop a tool that will provide our stakeholders deeper and more forward-looking insights into the roles, skills, knowledge and experience companies need in their IT workforce organizations. These insights will help focus and refine regional strategies to cultivate a high-performing IT talent system.

Printable PDF IT Survey

Industry Sector Partnerships

We invite your participation in “Industry Sector Partnerships,” teams led by businesses from within a specific industry sector, designed to generate solutions.

Manufacturing

Information Technology

Healthcare

What We Do

We partner with businesses to identify the skills they need to fill positions and build a talent pipeline. We support our business partners to work with educators, community organizations, workforce programs and economic development organizations to generate innovative solutions.

 

Why Collaborate?

Working in silos doesn’t produce sustainable results. That’s why we connect and align our community’s efforts. The true measure of our work is in our ability to:

  • Position businesses to remain competitive and grow by cultivating a highly functioning talent supply chain

  • Support education and training providers to align curriculum with relevant skills

  • Help workforce programs better understand and connect with opportunities to assist job seekers

  • Ensure our community’s minority populations are positioned to share in the benefits of regional growth and prosperity

  • Engage the talent system to support economic development strategies and activities

  • Mobilize communities to overcome real-life barriers to good jobs that lead to great careers

  • Develop and monitor key industry performance indicators to ensure sustained success

News

The need to build a talent system that Akron provides opportunity for Summit County residents and a competitive edge for companies has been highlighted recently. Find out more below.

Team NEO trying to align region’s supply and demand May 12, 2019

Team NEO is trying to take its skills-gap data into the real world. The latest edition of the Aligning Opportunities report was released in May 2018. The report identifies areas of job demand and how well those match up with the credentials students are actually earning. And it took a close look at the supply and demand

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Better connections, awareness needed to match Akron job seekers with openings, speakers say April 11, 2019

Efforts are underway to better connect companies that have jobs openings in the Greater Akron area with tens of thousands of local residents either seeking work or who want better opportunities. There is a great mismatch of job seekers and available jobs and many opportunities to make things better, speakers said Thursday morning at a

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Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to speak at Akron workforce event March 15, 2019

Husted, who is heading the state’s InnovateOhio office, will be the keynote speaker at ConxusNEO’s Align conference on Thursday, April 11. The event brings together employers, educators and workforce groups to improve training and build a better talent pipeline. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will speak at ConxusNEO’s Align conference on Thursday, April 11, in Fairlawn, according

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