Who We Serve
How We Work
Two areas distinguish our work – our role and our strategy.
ConxusNEO provides leadership, expertise, and facilitation to improve talent system partner performance while laying a foundation for system-wide transformation. The goal is to position companies to be more competitive and to increase access to opportunity for Summit County’s residents.
We start with the needs of companies and focus on getting the right people, with the right skills, to the right place, at the right time. We utilize a supply chain approach to deliver value to the end customer, the company. That means talent supply chain partners – education and training providers, the public workforce system, economic development leaders, and community-based organizations – also benefit from generating shared value across the system and support to build their own capacity to deliver value. Achieving the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency benefits everyone.
ConxusNEO provides key functions to bring high-performing players together working collectively to take action on shared goals:
- Identify where there is the greatest unmet demand for a skilled workforce within targeted industry sectors
- Mobilize key stakeholders to respond to that demand
- Track results to determine whether the resulting interventions are making a difference, and to gain insights into what works and what doesn’t
The need to build a talent system that Akron provides opportunity for Summit County residents and a competitive edge for companies has been highlighted recently. Find out more below.
For the past year, Akron Public Schools has been in the process of a major transition engulfing everything from building swaps and student consolidations to new learning models and more. In the process, the district has collected a swath of community partners to help along the way. APS Superintendent David James paid homage to theRead More
Akron will soon have a new software and information technology training center up and running under the tutelage of Software Guild founders Eric Wise and Eric Ward. This time, the effort is not aimed at computer neophytes but at working IT professionals in the region. It’s a company called DriveIT that Wise began talking about last year with workforceRead More
Three years ago, I had an opportunity to help a group of Akron (OH) civic leaders design a talent development system that could serve a much broader swath of residents and businesses than the public workforce system, which at the time was meeting less than 3 percent of local labor market demand. They envisioned a systemRead More