Partners hope trip to Ford drives more career prospects for Akron kids October 20, 2018

In a fortunate turn of events, Bryce Green was standing on the metal, maze-like balcony above the floor of the bustling Ford Rouge Factory on Tuesday instead of sitting in his normal freshman class at Kenmore-Garfield High School. Bryce, 16, wasn’t initially chosen by his teachers to take the daylong field trip to Dearborn, Mich.

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New Akron chamber chief Steve Millard aims to foster collaboration in Akron, beyond July 1, 2018

Since the April announcement that longtime Cleveland-based economic development professional Steve Millard would take over as president and CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber, chairman Marc Merklin has fielded inquires about whether his board’s choice of leadership signals a move toward greater regionalism. The underlying issue — a persistent worry among some — is that the Rubber City’s identity could be at stake.

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Five recent graduates celebrate employment straight out of high school June 7, 2018

On Wednesday, ConxusNEO, an organization that helps make connections between local businesses and education, celebrated five area students who have been awarded full-time employment with local manufacturers company right after their high school graduations.

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KeyBank, JumpStart fund workforce development effort in Akron May 11, 2018

Cleveland-based KeyBank and the entrepreneur-support nonprofit JumpStart Inc. are investing in Akron with funding for two of the city’s prominent nonprofit groups so that they can launch a project to address unemployment and underemployment among minorities.

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Akron Urban League, ConxusNEO awarded $120k by KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart

KeyBank’s Business Boost & Build program has awarded $120,000 to the Summit Workforce Development Project, which will address unemployment among local minorities.

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GAR Foundation awards sizable grants to ConxusNEO, ArtsNow April 23, 2018

Akron’s GAR Foundation is lending its continued support to three of Summit County’s biggest organizations: ConxusNEO, ArtsNow and the Akron Art Museum.

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ConxusNEO IT workforce event draws 200 April 17, 2018

About 200 Akron-area educators, related professionals and the businesses that rely on them for employees gathered April 17 for the annual ALIGN event held by ConxusNEO, a regional workforce development organization.

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ConxusNEO Convenes Tech Leaders and Businesses to Confront Growing Skills Gap April 10, 2018

Akron nonprofit ConxusNEO is bringing tech leaders and local businesses together on Tuesday, April 17, to talk about the growing skills gap.

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ConxusNEO’s expanded Align conference will turn to IT skills gap April 9, 2018

The region’s stakeholders are ready to come together again to look at how educators, workforce groups and employers can work together to build a talent pipeline — this time in information technology.

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We Can Code IT bringing software boot camp to Akron April 1, 2018

The software boot camp, which has already established itself in Cleveland and Columbus, says it will start offering software development courses in Akron online this month and will have a physical presence in the city later this year.

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