Tri-C and Cuyahoga County Announce Partnership to Launch Workforce Development Alliance Program
September 20, 2017
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships available for fast-track career training
Cuyahoga County and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) today announced a Workforce Development Alliance partnership that provides residents free training for in-demand jobs.
The Workforce Development Alliance will offer scholarships to income-eligible residents for enrollment in fast-track training programs at Tri-C. The initiative also includes job-placement assistance for graduates.
Tri-C will award 200 student scholarships during the project’s pilot phase, which targets training programs for careers as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Patient Access Specialist or truck driver. Additional training programs may be included in 2018.
“To make Cuyahoga County a prosperous and thriving region, we know it is crucial to give our residents a career path to upward mobility,” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said. “This program — with its focus on helping our Health and Human Services clients become trained in employment sectors where we know there are available jobs — is a practical, impactful approach to the skills gap in our community and to county residents’ need for good jobs.”
The alliance between the county and College expands access to Tri-C’s award-winning workforce programs and opens doors to jobs with sustainable wages, strengthening families and the community.
“The skills training offered at Cuyahoga Community College creates opportunities for a better future,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. “This partnership with Cuyahoga County will open those opportunities to many more people in our community.”
For additional information, visit the county's program website. Call 216-987-6578 to enroll in the program.