NORTHEAST OHIO – at the forefront of industry-led IT talent development

RITE has a track record of industry and educator engagement that successfully supports IT talent growth along the education to employment continuum. Through its Attract-Prepare-Place (APP) framework and corresponding programs and partnerships; RITE offers Northeast Ohio employers a range of services and engagement opportunities.



  • Looking for Jr. Network Engineers or Jr. Software Developers? Employers can sign on as partners with one or more IT Fast Track Training programs graduating students now.
  • Interested in participating in a unique regional demonstration project designed to surface hidden talent?
  • Want to connect to the Tech Hire Akron initiative organized by ConxusNEO?

To learn more, contact Anu Yadavalli anu.riteboard@gmail.com


  • Become a thought leader with RITE. Opportunities to engage with the RITE High School and College/University Action Teams are available now. RITE will be seeking new Board Members this summer.
  • Retain your IT talent through community engagement. RITE’s ProCorps members are IT professionals who volunteer to participate in various Get IT Here! programs and RITE projects. RITE is actively recruiting ProCorps members for the fifth annual Passport to IT Careers program.
  • Join the RITE HR IT Roundtable launching spring 2017
  • Help design the next generation of RITE. RITE will be reaching out to the broader IT employer community to gather your input as we develop our Roadmap to 2020.
  • Support classroom learning for regional high school students through RITE’s High School programs, LEARN MORE

To learn more, contact Courtney DeOreo CDeOreo@lorainccc.edu


  • Gain valuable exposure with emerging talent by sponsoring RITE’s high school programs. LEARN MORE
  • Support RITE’s growth and development through investments in new IT education and career pathway materials.
  • Loan company talent through ProCorps to help advance strategic projects such as continued build out of this website as a state of the art resource to employers and educators.

To learn more, contact Courtney DeOreo CDeOreo@lorainccc.edu

“Strengthening Ohio’s workforce development system is perhaps the most compelling economic imperative we face as a state….If there is one thing the work of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board has revealed again and again, it’s this:  Businesses and educators must communicate with each other more often, more clearly and more candidly about their needs and expectations.  Collaboration will be key – to creating economic opportunity for our youth and adult workers, to strengthening competitiveness of our businesses, and to spurring economic growth and prosperity for all.” 

–Building Ohio’s Future Workforce, Working Draft, December 2016

“Thousands of sector efforts exist across the country…Programs in education, workforce development and economic development are all getting the same call to action from on high:  “build stronger partnerships with industry to develop a talent pipeline that drives economic and community prosperity.”

–Sector Partnership-based Employer Engagement, A Framework for Illinois