ConxusNEO set out to alter our community’s expectations for what we need in terms of a talent development system. It’s no surprise we’ve made some headlines. Read the articles below to learn more.

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On the Table Greater Akron organizers weighing input from thousands of participants October 18, 2017 When the Akron Community Foundation and its partners organized the On the Table Greater Akron event to get residents to share their opinions about challenges facing the community and ways to address them, they weren't sure what to expect. Read More TechHire working on need for more IT workers October 12, 2017 TechHire Akron/Summit County, coordinated by ConxusNEO, brought information technology (IT) talent ecosystem partners together recently to develop strategies that will mobilize the community to respond to data detailed in the “Understanding the IT Skills Gap in Northeast Ohio” report Read More Kids discover new range of career options during Manufacturing Day October 6, 2017 To some people, manufacturing still invokes images of dusty floors and greasy machinery.

But local students spent the day Friday learning that nowadays, that isn’t necessarily the case.
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Akron event highlights challenges for region’s IT sector but offers solutions, too October 5, 2017 Akron's getting a technical problem and some practical solutions all at once. Read More Thousands take a seat to discuss challenges for Greater Akron October 3, 2017 Some 6,000 citizens talked over breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday, exploring the issues facing Greater Akron. Read More Akron students will have more than 50 pathways to explore during high school education September 25, 2017 From cosmetology and dance to fire science and animal studies, Akron Public School students are in store for a wide array of options to help them focus their education. Read More What does the public think about cross-sector collaboration? July 31, 2017 Insights gleaned from focus groups exploring the public’s views of cross-sector collaboration can help practitioners better communicate their work. Read More Q & A: Michelle Collins, vice president, ConxusNEO July 17, 2017 In 2015, a nationwide public-private initiative called TechHire was implemented in communities across the U.S. to address the shortage of qualified workers to fill open tech positions — which at the time was about 500,000 and projected to surge to 1 million by 2020. TechHire’s goal is to help companies fill in-demand tech jobs with individuals who have completed high-quality training. ConxusNEO, an Akron-based nonprofit, is convening those efforts locally. Michelle Collins, its vice president, elaborates: Read More Akron Public Schools named Ford Next Generation Learning Community May 16, 2017 APS only school district in Ohio to receive this designation Read More Akron to create arts-focused high school programs with Kent State University May 16, 2017 Kent State University and the Akron Public Schools will create a College and Career Academy in the district's 10 high schools that focuses on fashion, arts, architecture and design. Read More