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The Cleveland Browns & TE Partnership

By Rebecca Shankman I have been to two Cleveland Browns football games in my life. The first, the Browns beat the New England Patriots; this was a surprise. The second, the entire stadium cheered as a video of the “team” I was going to spend the summer working with (Towards Employment) was shown on the…

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Eliminating the Income Gap: A New Way to Define Economic Success

Eliminating the Income Gap: A New Way to Define Economic Success By Sara McCarthy, Director of Communications, Fund for Our Economic Future A recent post on this blog highlighted the outcomes of TalentNEO, a Northeast Ohio demonstration project operated by Towards Employment and supported by the Fund for Our Economic Future, that tested the use…

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TalentNEO Update

TalentNEO Update:  Skill assessments show promise as a means to reduce hiring disparities by race, more data needed  By Rebecca Kusner Download the pdf of this blog. Across the country and across sectors, everyone is talking skills.  Skills-gap, upskilling, soft skills, skill building, and many more buzz words have infiltrated workforce development, education, and talent…

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TE Attends National Skills Coalition Conference

On February 5th-7th, Towards Employment was represented at the National Skills Coalition Conference by Senior Manager Bishara Addison. She participated as the State lead alongside representatives from Tri-C, Automation Tool & Die, the Literacy Cooperative, and Policy Matters OH. National Skills Coalition is a broad-based coalition of workforce providers, community colleges, career trade schools, policy advocates,…

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Making Sense of Skills Based Hiring

Grace Heffernan Everywhere I turn it seems like people are talking about the changing nature of work.  In fact, just last month as a part of In Demand Jobs Week, OMJ ClevelandICuyahoga County hosted Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to discuss the very topic.  And while the discussion was varied, covering everything from robots and…

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Connecting to a Career. Extraordinary.

This February, The Fund for Our Economic Future, a Northeast Ohio regional alliance of funders, published Two Tomorrows and asked us all to make a choice for our future. Do we want it to be just average … or extraordinary? Choosing extraordinary means committing to a vision and an agenda to “build a continuously regenerating economy…

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National Skills Coalition Reflection

Last month, Towards Employment was represented at the National Skills Coalition (NSC) annual Skills Summit, a conference that engages stakeholders from across the country in a national agenda to help build up our country’s workforce and the policy changes to make that possible. The National Skills Coalition brings together a broad-based coalition that believes in…

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Making a Clear Pathway

Towards Employment staff participated in Making a Clear Pathway: Transitioning for Successful Reentry organized by the Literacy Cooperative in conjunction with Cuyahoga Community College, Seeds of Literacy, Cuyahoga County Public Library and Towards Employment. The event helped adult literacy providers develop a stronger understanding of the reentry ecosystem to better support students who have criminal…

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