Ohio’s Career Capital: Tri-C President Believes Cleveland Has More To Offer
Michael A. Baston says Cleveland has the resources to become a go-to city for careers
Sometimes, an outside perspective is needed, and after moving here from the New York City area in 2022, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) President Michael A. Baston brings that perspective to the city of Cleveland.
“Cleveland and the broader Northeast Ohio region have so much to offer,” he writes in Smart Business Magazine.
While Columbus holds the title of Ohio’s capital, Baston wants to make Cleveland the state’s “Career Capital” due to the city’s leadership in smart manufacturing, a substantial $3.2 billion aerospace cluster and the many employment opportunities at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, to name a few.
Yet despite hundreds of thousands of talented workers in Cleveland, there are still thousands of unfilled jobs.
To transform Cleveland into the “Career Capital,” Baston advocates for a collaborative approach to train, upskill and match employees with employers.
“Our higher education institutions must continue to broaden and strengthen our partnerships with school districts, industry associations, the business community and other stakeholders in a united effort to drive the economic development that will make this region a destination — a place to which people move to begin their careers and build their lives,” he said.
The College is committed to being a lifelong partner for the people who walk through its doors — or take classes virtually — and the businesses that seek Tri-C’s assistance to educate their workforce. Baston said he is excited about Cleveland’s future and the role the College will continue to play in shaping the city.
“Cleveland is still one of America’s great cities,” he said. “Let’s work together and make its future even greater. Let’s turn this into the career capital of Ohio and beyond.”
Read the entire column at sbnonline.com.
Baston is a regular contributing author for Smart Business Magazine. Read his previous columns:
- Evolving your business to stay relevant
- Cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit
- Access to training is key to addressing national transportation shortage
- Economic mobility drives more vibrant communities and economies
- Defining the ‘now’ normal
February 07, 2024
By Dylanne Weese, 216-978-4281 or email@example.com