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.
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
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 partRead More
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 moveRead More