KeyBank, JumpStart fund workforce development effort in Akron May 11, 2018

Cleveland-based KeyBank and the entrepreneur-support nonprofit JumpStart Inc. are investing in Akron with funding for two of the city’s prominent nonprofit groups so that they can launch a project to address unemployment and underemployment among minorities.

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Akron Urban League, ConxusNEO awarded $120k by KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart

KeyBank’s Business Boost & Build program has awarded $120,000 to the Summit Workforce Development Project, which will address unemployment among local minorities.

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GAR Foundation awards sizable grants to ConxusNEO, ArtsNow April 23, 2018

Akron’s GAR Foundation is lending its continued support to three of Summit County’s biggest organizations: ConxusNEO, ArtsNow and the Akron Art Museum.

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ConxusNEO IT workforce event draws 200 April 17, 2018

About 200 Akron-area educators, related professionals and the businesses that rely on them for employees gathered April 17 for the annual ALIGN event held by ConxusNEO, a regional workforce development organization.

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ConxusNEO Convenes Tech Leaders and Businesses to Confront Growing Skills Gap April 10, 2018

Akron nonprofit ConxusNEO is bringing tech leaders and local businesses together on Tuesday, April 17, to talk about the growing skills gap.

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ConxusNEO’s expanded Align conference will turn to IT skills gap April 9, 2018

The region’s stakeholders are ready to come together again to look at how educators, workforce groups and employers can work together to build a talent pipeline — this time in information technology.

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We Can Code IT bringing software boot camp to Akron April 1, 2018

The software boot camp, which has already established itself in Cleveland and Columbus, says it will start offering software development courses in Akron online this month and will have a physical presence in the city later this year.

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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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