With our membership of more than 15,000 companies, representing a base of more than half a million employees, the GCP is uniquely positioned to articulate employer demands for talent. The foundation of a workforce/talent system that’s responsive to the needs of the region’s employers is now in place. Plus, a renewed and reinvigorated public-private partnership is helping support the development of an educational program to prepare our students for highly skilled jobs in technology and science. The GCP is committed to working with its partners in the public and private sectors to ensure that Northeast Ohio creates, attracts and retains a 21-century workforce.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership works to help align workforce training and talent recruitment with priority needs of key industry clusters with an immediate focus on information technology/computer science, health care, advanced manufacturing and financial services.
The GCP also helps employers access education and workforce resources that focus on recruitment, training and retention of a world-class workforce.
Living and Working Here
You'll find an exceptional quality of life in the Cleveland Plus region—with all of the recreational opportunities, educational and healthcare facilities offered by a thriving metropolis, but with a cost of living that’s below the national average. Visit www.clevelandplusliving.com for information about working, living, learning and playing in the Cleveland Plus region.
Primary and Secondary Education
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s current priority in primary and secondary education is our work to support Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's "Cleveland Plan," which is pushing for dramatic changes in how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District operates.
The Cleveland Plus region has more than 30 public and private colleges and universities that graduate more than 27,000 students every year. This includes Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, Oberlin College, The University of Akron, Ursuline College and Youngstown State University, as well as several community colleges.