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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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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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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Workforce and the Digital Divide

Written by Bishara Addison, Senior Manager, Policy & Strategic Initiatives I find it hard to find words these days. There are so many crucial conversations that need to be had. In the midst of two public health crises – one new, and one that has existed under the surface for some while very apparent for…

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Letter to the editor: Prioritize young adults in post-pandemic recovery

Recovery is an opportunity for a more inclusive economy,” Jill Rizika, the executive director of Towards Employment, a Generation Work partner, outlined a strategy for ensuring that our post-pandemic economy works better for everyone. She highlighted the need to embrace the alignment of systems, the investments in human capital, and the scaling of proven practices…

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Recovery is an opportunity for a more inclusive economy

Written by Jill Rizika, originally published to Crain’s Cleveland Business on April 18, 2020 “Chris” came to Towards Employment underemployed due to a criminal record. Through a series of assessments, he discovered an aptitude for manufacturing. With a TE scholarship and ongoing coaching, he gained a CNC machining credential. Four years later, up until the…

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TE @ Home

Did you know what “WFH” stood for a month ago? “Work From Home” has become a new normal that many workers, including Towards Employment staff, are adjusting to in the wake of coronavirus social distancing protocols. Staci Wampler, recently promoted to Director of Industry Partnerships at Towards Employment, had to quickly jump in and adapt…

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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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