Programs

PROGRAMS · WORKSHOPS · EVENTS

While our in-person programs and events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming to protect the safety and wellness of students, educators, employers and other partners. We work hard to deliver quality programs that are as high “touch” and engaging as they have always been for our participants.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • CoolTech Challenge and Showcase
    CoolTech involves teams of high school students in a peer-to-peer, school-based competition for the most unique and impactful mobile app, mobile ready website, or a concept for either. Learn More
  • IT in Action
    IT in Action is a daylong workshop for Lorain County high school students to learn about educational and career pathways in Northeast Ohio.
  • High School Tech Camps
    A summer computer camp that provides a real-world experience in creating and designing with technology. Learn More
  • Passport to IT Careers
    A one-day IT career expo for high school students, where they interact with IT professionals to learn about IT careers, regional educational options and local employer opportunities. Learn More
  • RSVP (RITE Site Visit Program)
    Behind-the-scenes site visit at a regional employer, where high school students learn what it is like to work as an IT professional at that company. Features IT employers across a range of industry sectors. Learn More
  • Explore IT
    A resource booklet that contains information to help students learn about IT as a possible career path.

COLLEGIATE STUDENTS & JOB SEEKERS

  • Linking Talent to Opportunity
    The Linking Talent to Opportunity program offers students, recent graduates, and job seekers an opportunity to connect with the region’s leading IT employers to explore jobs and career opportunities.
  • The RITE Steps to an IT Career
    For job seekers interested in a career change, this special event provides the knowledge, experiences, and connections necessary to pursue a career in IT. Includes avenues to pursue and resources to contact.

TEACHERS

  • Teacher Rewards
    An IT career loyalty program in which teachers earn rewards and premier status for their schools when they engage their students in a qualified activity offered by RITE or its partners. Learn More
  • Regional CS & IT Educator Meet Ups
    Quarterly Educator Meet Ups hosted by various partners and rotated at venues across the region. Held from 5 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • News to Use:
    A tool for teachers, News to Use is a summary of the Northeast Ohio’s regional portfolio of high school programming that includes programs and competitions, curriculum and professional development, networking opportunities, and fairs and expos for rising 9th through 12th graders.

EMPLOYERS

  • Creating Pathways for Veterans
    Employer workshop that provides valuable resources, strategies, and tactics to help recruit, hire, retain, and upskill high-performing veterans for your IT workforce.

ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN IT TALENT

  • The RITE Summit
    The premier event for Northeast Ohio’s employers, educators, youth development, workforce service, and economic development stakeholders to convene over hot topics and new tools shaping the future of the region’s IT talent. Learn More
  • Career Connection Expo
    Employers throughout Northeast Ohio come together with educators, students, and economic development organizations to address the high demand jobs in information technology and cybersecurity. RITE’s Passport to IT Careers is a key feature of the event. 2019 Career Connection Expo

To engage your students in RITE programs, contact Jamie Cole at jcole@ohiorite.com.

To volunteer as an IT professional for RITE’s programming for students and teachers, contact Doug Arthur at darthur@ohiorite.com.

To engage with RITE as an organizational partner, contact Courtney DeOreo at (216) 592-2291 or cdeoreo@ohiorite.com to learn more about RITE’s Regional Educators Consortium or RITE’s Regional Program Committee.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Courtney DeOreo at (216) 592-2291 or cdeoreo@ohiorite.com.

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