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.
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.
Last week, the Greater Akron Chamber, like many other companies and organizations, published a statement on economic inclusion. While we know it is important to tell the community where we stand as an organization, we believe it is even more important to show action on issues within the reach of the business community to advanceRead More
The ways to connect job seekers with employers in Northeast Ohio are evolving because of conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses have had to change what they do and how they do it, in part to help slow the spread of the virus and in some instances to retool to help others fightRead More
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 CopleyRead More