RITE has been recognized by:

  • American Association of Community College Workforce Development Institute
  • Cleveland Plus – Workforce Development Award
  • Cuyahoga County Workforce Innovation Sector Partnership Task Force
  • Fund for our Economic Future Engage and Empower Committee
  • National Association of Workforce Boards
  • National Conference for Workforce Education
  • State of Ohio’s Office of Workforce Transformation and Department of Higher Education
  • The Aspen Institute – Model of Success

Since inception, RITE has accomplished:

  • Pioneered a demand-driven, employer engagement model based on best practices within the field of workforce development and Collective Impact; over 100 employers leading and engaging in the transformation of the regional IT talent development system across a broad spectrum of roles.
  • Eight highly engaged and committed higher education institutions collaborating to provide collective thought leadership and innovative programs for high school students.
  • 85 high schools involved in one or more programs; more than 4,000 students served through IT career exploration, development and educational programs.
  • Robust and fast-growing partnerships with like-minded industry-facing associations, economic and workforce development, educational and other community-based organizations that now turn to RITE to engage in strategic IT talent development activities.
  • Creation of the Attract-Prepare-Place Model – a guiding holistic model from student first touch point to job attainment.
  • Scalable programs and services designed to attract, prepare and place IT talent.
  • Methodology for testing student skills, behavioral dimensions and competencies for IT roles – validated with 80 students.
  • Developed robust content for “trusted IT education and career information” used in RITE programs and available to partners.
  • Active champion of unified approach to developing Strategic Labor Market Intelligence to inform meaningful action including collaborative approaches to labor market research and the articulation of the generalized IT workforce organization across sectors featuring four broad IT career paths and jobs in demand.