Building traction and delivering value since 2009, RITE has successfully:

  • Pioneered a demand-driven, employer engagement model that provides a regional framework for collaboration based on best practices in workforce development and from Collective Impact.
  • Developed deep collaboration with eight leading colleges and universities.
  • Served more than 6,000 students through IT career awareness, exploration, and immersive educational programming.
  • Delivered scalable programs and services designed to build the interest, skills, knowledge, experience needed to pursue IT Careers in Northeast Ohio.
  • Demystified the broad spectrum of IT roles and their requirements for educators and students.
  • Developed robust content for “trusted IT education and career information” used in RITE programs and available to partners.
  • Established a unified approach to data-driven action and collaborative approaches.

As the longest-running IT Industry Workforce Alliance in the country, 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
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Community Development
  • 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