RITE, the leading industry-driven IT workforce alliance in Northeast Ohio and the tech talent arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), is dedicated to building a diverse, highly skilled IT talent pipeline needed by Northeast Ohio employers.
RITE accelerates the development of a quality IT talent pipeline by:
- Mobilizing employers – leadership, involvement and support – to influence IT talent
- Optimizing regional efforts through collaboration, performance accountability and shared resources.
- Delivering programming that builds the interest, skills, knowledge, experience and
connections students and job-seekers need to pursue IT Careers in Northeast Ohio.
Established in 2009, RITE has engaged more than 125 regional employers, 29 strategic alliances and program partners that include eight institutions of higher education, and over 150 high schools – impacting nearly 6,000 students across the region.
In 2019, RITE became a part of GCP to leverage current programming and gain synergies toward a shared vision of addressing Northeast Ohio’s IT workforce challenges as an economic imperative. This integrated structure provides a platform to channel industry leadership and engagement, better connect employers to talent solutions and more aggressively address the region’s most critical talent gaps.