The RITE Summit is the premier IT talent event for Northeast Ohio employers, educators, youth development, workforce service, and economic development stakeholders. The most recent RITE Summit was held on August 28, 2020, in conjunction with GCP Tech Week 2020.
Celebrating RITE’s 10th anniversary, the Summit featured a virtual format, which covered hot topics and new tools that help shape the future of the region’s IT talent.
The opening plenary session kicked off the Summit by addressing critical issues such as the need to rally around specific community-wide and shared goals and the digital divide. The session was hosted by Bill Blausey, former senior vice president and chief information officer for Eaton, and previous Chairman of RITE’s Regional Leadership Board. As one of the founding members of the RITE board, Bill has been instrumental in RITE’s success. He is passionate about RITE’s outreach to high school students as an important part of building the ongoing and growing IT talent pipeline.
Special guests from Techtonic included Heather Terenzio, CEO and Founder, and Chris Magyar, Chief Apprenticeship Officer.
The following publications, tools, and resources, and opportunities for engagement were introduced at the Summit:
- The RITE Talent Bulletin
A view into data and insights on IT labor market realities and forecast. View here
- Explore IT
A sneak preview of a comprehensive, “go-to” digital resource on all things IT for students and job seekers, employers, educators, and workforce service providers.View here
- Regional Performance Dashboard
A new tool that measures and publishes progress in developing more qualified IT candidates for Northeast Ohio. View here
- ProCorps Engagement Sign-Up
A tool for employers to plan their involvement in education and workforce programs that help bring IT to life for students, educators, and job seekers. View here