RITE’s tech talent programming helps students and job seekers in their understanding, exploration and navigation of IT education and career pathways. Our FREE programs provide the knowledge, experiences and connections necessary to pursue a career in IT. Students, recent graduates and job seekers learn about the availability, advantages and requirements of IT careers, as well as the skills and competencies needed for IT jobs today and in the future.
TEACHERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
RITE recognizes the profound impact teachers can have on students’ education and career choices. Through RITE’s IT career exploration and education programs, teachers learn about IT career pathways and impart to their students what they need to know to choose a career in IT. Each year, RITE recognizes enterprising teachers and offer rewards to those who engage their students in RITE and other high-quality programs.
RITE Rewards: Help Earn Premier Status for Your School
From across the region, teachers like you are finding ways to engage students in IT and Computer Science programs that help demystify IT as a career. These programs build interest, skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections necessary to pursue IT careers. Through RITE Rewards, RITE provides special recognition and resources to highly engaged teachers. Teachers who promote, support, and engage their students in multiple IT career awareness, exploration and immersive skills-based programs offered by RITE and its partners earn this distinction. Reward winners and their schools receive recognition on RITE’s website and at the annual Passport to IT Careers and earn cash prizes, early registration opportunities and unique engagement opportunities with IT business leaders and industry professionals.
Think of it as an IT career loyalty program. Each time you engage your students in a qualified activity, you earn credit towards rewards for you, your classroom and your school. Teachers qualify by enrolling their students in RITE and other program offerings and completing a simple year-end profile of engagement. This annual program kicks off in October 2019 at the 8th Annual Passport to IT Careers.
Regional CS & IT Educator Meet Ups
As NEO’s regional IT workforce alliance, RITE collaborates with partners to bring information and engagement opportunities to the region’s high school teachers. Meet Ups are quarterly and are hosted by various partners and rotated at venues across the region. Meet Ups are held at 5 pm – 7:30 pm.
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A summary of the Northeast Ohio’s regional portfolio of IT talent development programming that includes programs and competitions, curriculum and professional development, networking opportunities, and fairs and expos.
To engage your students in RITE programs, contact Jamie Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer as an IT professional for RITE’s programming for students and teachers, contact Doug Arthur at email@example.com.
To engage with RITE as an organizational partner, contact Courtney DeOreo at (216) 592-2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about RITE’s Regional Educators Consortium or RITE’s Regional Program Committee.