Greater Cleveland Partnership’s RITE, Workforce Funders groups partner on IT sector development

By: Kim Palmer, Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group announced that RITE, the tech talent arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), will lead efforts of the group’s Workforce Connect Information Technology Sector Partnership to help build an IT talent pipeline in the region.

“The integrated structure provides a platform to channel industry leadership and engagement, better connect employers to talent solutions and more aggressively address the region’s most critical talent gaps,” GCP said in a statement.

The Workforce Funders group, a public-private partnership, in 2018 committed $2.5 million, while Cuyahoga County approved up to $1 million , to build a diverse, highly skilled IT talent pipeline for Northeast Ohio employers.

Workforce Connect is made up of the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation, the Deaconess Foundation, the Fund for Our Economic Future, GCP, the George Gund Foundation, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board, Team NEO and the United Way of Greater Cleveland.

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Sara McCarthy is the Fund's Director of Communications.