Industry-focused training has the power to reduce inequities in employment

Training programs focused on specific industries are good at helping people advance in their careers. Now, we know that they can address racial disparities in employment too, writes Deondre’ Jones of MDRC. Commentary by Deondre’ Jones Work Shift Published February 16, 2022 Read the the full article at WorkShift   Many policymakers are bullish on training…

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The Pandemic Wrecked Millions of Careers. These 6 People Built New Ones.

For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future. Gillian Friedman and Emma Goldberg The New York Times Published March 23, 2022 Updated March 26, 2022 Read the full article on The New York Times When the pandemic struck in 2020, entire industries were…

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Health systems work with On-Ramp program to turn jobs into careers

Scott Suttel Cain’s Cleveland Business Published February 20, 2022 04:00 AM Read the full article on Cain’s website Northeast Ohio’s three big health care systems — Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals — are working with a variety of community partners on a project to train workers quickly for entry-level positions that offer a path…

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PRESS RELEASE: Advancing NEO Release – The Work Ahead for Workforce

New Report Highlights Progress and Future Possibilities of Workforce Programming in Northeast Ohio Download the press release 12/3/21: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Workers who participated in WorkAdvance programming earned $5,000 more a year than those completing more traditional workforce training, just one positive outcome highlighted in a report released today by Towards Employment. Advancing Northeast Ohio:…

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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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