About RITE

About Us

RITE is an award-winning, employer-led workforce intermediary committed to building a highly skilled, industry-responsive IT workforce needed by Northeast Ohio’s businesses.

Our Purpose

RITE attracts, prepares and places IT talent to enhance the economic vitality and prosperity of the region.

Our History

RITE was formed in 2009 by regional industry and educational leaders to develop solutions that address the growing need for IT talent in Northeast Ohio.

Our Strategy

RITE deploys its unique systems-approach and regional model in shaping the future of the IT workforce in Northeast Ohio. Through industry leadership, dynamic programs and cross-sector collaboration.

Our Work

RITE’s work is two-fold:

  • As a premier industry-workforce intermediary, RITE operates as the central convener of the IT talent development system across Lorain County, Greater Cleveland and Akron/Summit County. Through our regional board, strategic alliances and the convening of key stakeholders, we are galvanizing employers, educators and workforce development practitioners around a more unified approach to attracting, preparing and placing IT talent.
  • RITE delivers responsive, dynamic programs that promote IT careers and link participants to opportunities and resources. Our portfolio of programs include:

Our Impact

RITE responds to the demands of Northeast Ohio’s changing economy by providing:

  • A more informed, diverse and prepared IT workforce
  • Improved partnerships between employers and educators
  • Successful career pathways and new opportunities for students
  • Greater alignment and higher returns from investments.

Since our beginning, we have engaged nearly 90 employers, eight institutions of higher education, and 125 high schools – impacting over 1,500 high school students and 750 college and university students.

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