Why ConxusNEO?

Short Answer:

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, workforce programs, economic development organizations and the public sector to generate innovative solutions.

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How We Work

Two areas distinguish our work – our role and our strategy.

ConxusNEO provides leadership, expertise, and facilitation to improve talent system partner performance while laying a foundation for system-wide transformation. The goal is to position companies to be more competitive and to increase access to opportunity for Summit County’s residents.

We start with the needs of companies and focus on getting the right people, with the right skills, to the right place, at the right time. We utilize a supply chain approach to deliver value to the end customer, the company. That means talent supply chain partners – education and training providers, the public workforce system, economic development leaders, and community-based organizations – also benefit from generating shared value across the system and support to build their own capacity to deliver value. Achieving the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency benefits everyone.

ConxusNEO provides key functions to bring high-performing players together working collectively to take action on shared goals:

  • Identify where there is the greatest unmet demand for a skilled workforce within targeted industry sectors
  • Mobilize key stakeholders to respond to that demand
  • Track results to determine whether the resulting interventions are making a difference, and to gain insights into what works and what doesn’t

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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.

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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