Passport to IT Careers


Registration closes April 17th!
Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

RITE’s Passport to IT Careers is the premier talent event of OHTec’s Tech Week.  Hundreds of students from public and private high schools gather with over one hundred employers, IT professionals, and educators to engage in an exciting, high-energy IT conference designed to grow the IT talent pipeline.


The fifth annual Passport to IT Careers will be held at the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center.  This will enable us to offer both our hallmark Passport sessions as well as some exciting new programming.

  • Northeast Ohio Passport: Students learn why they should return or stay in NEO to grow their IT career and build a life.
  • Education Passport: Students speak with RITE colleges and universities about their academic and experiential programs, student life, and unique campus offerings.
  • Career Passport: Students meet with IT professionals to learn firsthand about different careers.
  • NEW! Student IT Showcase: Students who participating in regional IT competitions will present their projects to the student and business attendees.  Last year 90 student projects were submitted to the CoolTech Challenge.
  • NEW! Industry IT Showcase: Employers from all industry sectors who hire IT professionals will have exhibit tables where students can learn more about possible internships and future employment.
  • NEW! HIMSS Innovation Center: (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Students learn about healthcare IT and Cybersecurity through interactive kiosks and videos.
  • NEW! Global Center Showrooms: Students will tour the Global Center showrooms and learn about companies such as the Cleveland Clinic, Cisco, Metrohealth, Philips, and GE.





Teachers or advisors may bring up to 12 students per school. Be sure to Preregister – RITE can accommodate only 350 students in total. Also, you will be required to serve as a group leader during the day and are asked to please attend the Passport Preview and Networking Event Thursday, April 20th. (see more information on this page to the left)

1. Please Preregister to reserve your spot HERE.
2. Download and print the registration packet, including information sheet and photo release for each student HERE.

  • Copy and distribute to each student. Please note:
    • Photo release must be signed by a parent or guardian before registration.
    • In order to participate, students must take the Career Assessment. Please record their career cluster results on the student information sheet. Please assist the students in completing the career cluster inventory whenever possible.

3. Use the completed forms to officially register for the event at HERE. Registration must be complete by April 17th.

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