RITE recognizes that in order to achieve its vision for a highly skilled industry-responsive workforce in the region, interventions are needed along the entire pipeline of the talent-development process. In 2012, RITE crystallized “the APP” framework. The RITE “APP” – Attract-Prepare-Place IT Talent – informs RITE’s programs, engagement structures, and regional work. It also provides the broader ecosystem of employers, educators, economic and workforce development leaders, and community stakeholders with a strategic framework for collective action and investment.
The ultimate objective of RITE’s individual efforts and the broader ecosystem’s collective endeavors is to increase the numbers and qualifications of Northeast Ohio’s high school, college and university graduates and job-seekers such that regional employers can fill the demand for IT workers needed now and in the future.Strategic Framework