September 30, 2020 | 8am-3:30pm | Hilton Akron Fairlawn

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What We Do

We build the capacity and improve the performance of the talent ecosystem by partnering with companies to identify the skills they need and supporting them to work with educators, workforce programs, the public sector, economic and community organizations to generate positive outcomes.

Industry Sector Partnerships

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


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Why Collaborate?

The true measure of our work is in our ability to:

  • Position companies 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


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.

Amazon helps prime new RAISE jobs program in Akron March 4, 2020

Online retailing giant Amazon isn’t ready quite yet to start hiring for its massive fulfillment center being built on Romig Road in Akron. But Amazon had a high profile presence at the kickoff of a new regional jobs program aimed at connecting job seekers with employers Tuesday evening at Buchtel Community Learning Center off Copley

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Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority receives $2.3 million grant from HUD for economic empowerment program at Summit Lake February 20, 2020

AKRON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a four-year, $2.3 million grant to the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority as part of a job-training and education program for families living in the Summit Lake Apartments. Joseph Galvan, HUD’s Midwest regional administrator, presented the grant Thursday at Summit Lake as part

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Akron Public Schools Goes All In on New High School Educational Model December 2, 2019

The Akron Public School district is making history this year: it’s transforming the way students are educated. This fall, the district rolled out a College & Career Academies educational model in every high school. Officials say the success of an academies pilot launched at North High School in 2017 gave the district the green light to move

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