Oct 25

Career Connection Expo @ the Information Security Summit is Northeast Ohio’s largest IT & Cybersecurity Career Conference for employers, educators and students.  Organized by NOCHE (Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education) and RITE (Northeast Ohio’s leading industry driven IT workforce alliance), the event drew:

·      500 high school students

·      200+ college and university students and recent graduates

·      200+ IT leaders and professionals from 40 companies from Northeast Ohio

·      40 high school teachers

·      70+ faculty and staff from 14 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities

·      30 volunteers from NOCHE and RITE partner organizations

Special thanks to Eaton, our Diamond Sponsor, and Hyland, KeyBank and MCPc, our Platinum Sponsors.  We also want to thank our partners at the Information Security Summit, all of our other sponsors, and the numerous organizations who lent their expertise in creating and implementing this day including College Now, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, NEOCC (Northeast Ohio Cybersecurity Consortium), OHTec & The NEO CIO Forum, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and TeamNEO. We also offer a special thanks to representatives from RITE’s HR IT Roundtable, Vizion360 and Dolbey Systems Inc., for their involvement.

Talent development is the number one issue for our region and state. As a part of NOCHEs and RITE’s ongoing work, Career Connection Expo continues a process of working together to collectively address the talent challenges in the IT and cybersecurity workforce.