Education and Training

What kind of education and training do I need to prepare for today’s roles in IT? Where can I find the training I need?

In Northeast Ohio – summer 2016, there were 1,833 open IT positions requiring an Associate’s degree and 12,136 open IT positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree with employers indicating that world-class training is a priority.

Research conducted on IT job posts in 2015-2016 shows nearly 3/4 of all regional employers are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree. This is followed by skilled workers with at minimum a high school diploma or Associate’s degree.
1. Bachelor’s degrees are in most demand (72.3% of all postings)
2. High School diplomas are in second demand (12% of all postings)
3. Associate’s degrees are next in demand (10.9% of all postings)
4. Graduate or professional degrees are in fourth demand (4.9% of all postings)

Source: Labor/Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies


Two-Year Colleges

  • Cuyahoga Community Collge
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lorain County Community College

Four-Year Colleges/Universities

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • The University of Akron


Public Two-Year Colleges

  • Stark State College of Technology

Public Four-Year Colleges/Universities

  • Youngstown State University

Private Four-Year Colleges/Universities

  • Ashland University
  • Hiram College
  • John Carroll University
  • Notre Dame College
  • Oberlin College
  • Ursuline College
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