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Why ConxusNEO?

Short Answer:

We partner with companies to identify skills needed to transform the way people are prepared for great careers so they prosper and companies thrive.

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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

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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.

Kent State creating three College and Career Academies in Akron Public Schools February 22, 2018

Kent State University announced Wednesday that it will create three academies in Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center, giving students there access to university resources. The university is the latest partner in the district’s quest to find businesses and organizations to work with as it transitions its high schools into College and Career Academies — whether

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Akron superintendent commends community collaborative efforts during State of Schools address February 13, 2018

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 the

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DriveIT aims to rev Up midcareer IT training February 11, 2018

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 workforce

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