INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE IT TALENT: BECOME A SPONSOR
By sponsoring a RITE program you are investing in a much larger process of collective action intent on growing IT in Northeast Ohio through a strategic framework supporting the region’s ecosystem of employers, educators, economic and workforce development leaders, and community stakeholders.
The benefits you get by sponsoring a RITE program are:
- Impact one of the most important parts of your value chain – the next generation IT talent pool.
- Actively support your company’s growth and success by helping to attract and grow the IT talent pipeline
- Direct more Northeast Ohio students into good paying jobs in growth careers.
- Grow student (and future employee) awareness for your company as a great place to work.
- Support the retention of high-quality talent in the region.
PASSPORT TO IT CAREERS: Friday, March 2, 2018
The Passport to IT Careers is RITE’s premier annual event. At the Passport hundreds of students from regional public and private school and over a hundred employers, IT professionals and educators come together to meet and engage in an exciting, high-energy IT conference designed drive talent along the talent pipeline. This year we are planning to invite up to 1,000 attendees and hold the event at the Global Center for Health Affairs.
COOLTECH CHALLENGE: Jan – April 2018
The CoolTech Challenge invites student teams to develop or write up a concept for a websites, software or mobile app. This year RITE is taking leadership in this OHTec-created program. With OHTec, we are looking to expand the reach and engagement in the program. The other exciting addition is student contestants will all be invited to showcase their projects at the Annual Passport to IT Careers event in April. Last year there were over 90 submissions.
UP CLOSE IN IT SPONSORSHIP: February, 2018
This program is an immersive experience for students in Lorain County to engage with professionals across a range of local and regional companies. UP Close in IT is a partnership with Lorain County Community College and the RITE LCCC Council.
EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SPONSORSHIP: 12-month position
Your sponsorship of RITE’s Education and Communication efforts supports critical information resources reaching thousands of students and jobseekers. Your logo will be placed on all associated materials.
WEBSITE SPONSORSHIP: 12-month position
In concert with RITE’s new 2020 roadmap, RITE is redesigning its website and implementing a relational CRM system to enable the organization to provide a more robust and engaged experience for all members of the IT community in Northeast Ohio. Your company will be positioned prominently throughout the site.