Social Determinants of Work Initiative

View the United Way webpage. The Social Determinants of Work (SDoW) Initiative will bring the Greater Cleveland community together to strategically advance access to work through deepened understanding of the barriers workers face, including benefit cliffs. GET INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS What are the Social Determinants of Work? United Way of Greater Cleveland and Towards…

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United Way and partners to tackle ‘social determinants of work’

Reneé Timberlake 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. Article by Lydia Coutré Crain’s Cleveland Business Published July 8, 2022 Read the the full article at Crain’s Cleveland   In…

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Rust Belt Rundown: Featuring Roslyn Quarto of Towards Employment

Episode 36 featuring Roslyn Quarto of Towards Employment Published June 16, 2022 View the podcast on Rust Belt Rundown   Start your career by saying yes! In this episode, we’re joined by Roslyn Quarto, Director of Workforce Innovation at Towards Employment. Listen in as she takes us through her diverse career journey and gives advice…

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Notables in Finances 2022: Coleene McDevitt

Coleene McDevitt Chief finance and administrative officer, Towards Employment Published April 2022 Article by Pat McManamon View on Crain’s Cleveland Business Coleene McDevitt has more than four decades of experience improving financial operations by implementing new processes at varied businesses and operations. Prior to joining Towards Employment in 2019, she was at MAGNET, Walsh Jesuit…

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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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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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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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