How Towards Employment Is Helping Launch New Careers

Interview by Chelsea Lyons Cleveland’s Star 102 Published Jul 19, 2021 6:57 PM Chelsea Lyons sits down to talk with Ronnie Cannon from Towards Employment about opportunities to begin careers. Ronnie discusses the three core programs and some new upcoming programs that can help one break into a new career field. You can find more information…

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Path to digital literacy: Bridging skills gap is critical to workforce success

Article written by Rachel Abbey McCafferty Published September 18, 2021 04:00 AM Read the original article here on Crain’s Cleveland Business. Today, technology is ever-more present at the workplace, whatever that workplace is. There’s increased automation; there are remote conference calls. Digital skills and literacy are a must, particularly for higher-wage jobs. “From an equity…

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City of Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum for Returning Citizens

Click To View Flyer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2021 Adaora Schmiedl Towards Employment Director, Development and Marketing 216-696-7310 aschmiedl@towardsemployment.org Ken Brinkman Center for Employment Opportunities Job Developer / Business Account Manager 216-316-6841 kbrickman@ceoworks.org City of Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum for Returning Citizens The Greater Cleveland Reentry Leadership Coalition and Community Partner Hosting Candidate Forum…

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Bishara Addison Appointed to National Workforce Panel to Advise Biden Administration on Economic Recovery Policies

Towards Employment is pleased to announce that Bishara Addison has been appointed by National Skills Coalition (NSC) and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) to serve on a national Manufacturing Panel that will advise the Biden administration on its “Made in All of America” initiative and related policies. Bishara Addison, along with other leaders…

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CLEVELAND COMMUNITY GROUP HOSTS KICK-OFF EVENT

FOR NEW NEIGHBORHOOD CAREER HOTLINE MidTown Cleveland                                                                    Jeanniece Jackson 5000 Euclid Avenue                                                                    216-391-5080 ext.109 Cleveland, Ohio 44103         …

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Guest Review: Young Workers Hit Hard By COVID

Guest review written by Grace Heffernan, Senior Project Manager, Thomas P. Miller Associates Cuyahoga County’s youngest workers face the most desperate employment prospects since the Great Depression. An estimated 21,000 young adults aged 16-24 in Cuyahoga County are disconnected from both work and school (The $44,000 Question) and the resulting impacts of this disconnection go well beyond negative employment outcomes…

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6 Things Needed for Inclusive Economic Recovery

Review written by Bishara Addison, TE Senior Manager, Policy & Strategic Initiatives In order to realize that vision, however, skills policies targeting industries and workers need champions at the state and federal levels. In addition, income and social safety net supports are essential to support job seekers as they weather the storm into this reimagined…

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Policy Corner: Voting With A Record

Voting with a criminal record There is a lot of misinformation out there. Be sure to know your rights. You are eligible to vote as long as you are not incarcerated in jail or prison for a felony conviction. That means, if you are in a half-way house, on probation or parole, on some sort…

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Timothy’s Story

Timothy participated in Towards Employment’s pre-release career readiness programming while finishing up a sentence in the County jail, where he met TE career coaches Chelsie Froning and Steve Foglio. Right before his release, his home was destroyed in an apartment fire. Despite this devastating set back, Timothy enrolled in workshop at TE in January of…

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TE’s PACE Program: Richard’s Story

In February 2020, Richard returned home. He moved into transitional housing at Harbor Light and began career readiness training with them. “I knew I needed to get a job,” Richard said. But getting a job with barriers such as a record is tough…getting a job with a record during a pandemic? Uncharted territory. While completing…

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