Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership
Health Care in Northeast Ohio
*Source: Team NEO (teamneo.org)
About the Partnership
In 2018, the Cuyahoga County Council approved up to $1 million for a new training initiative to address staffing needs in health care, information technology and manufacturing. Subsequently, Workforce Connect was developed with the goal of connecting workers to well-paying careers. Building on existing systems, Workforce Connect is looking to realign systems so that they are more effective and efficient. Working toward this goal, three intermediaries were selected to act as a nexus for workforce development, talent access and leading systemic change in the three in-demand sectors. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) was selected to lead the Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership. RITE, a resource of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, is the intermediary for the Workforce Connect Information Technology Sector, and MAGNET was selected as the intermediary for the Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector.
The mission of the Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership is to address the critical shortage of health care talent for Northeast Ohio employers by strengthening the talent pipeline. This partnership is key to the development of training programs that prepare local residents to step into jobs that offer family-sustaining wages, improve economic opportunity for the county and reduce racial disparities in economic outcomes.
The Workforce Connect Healthcare Sector Partnership collaborates with the region’s top hospitals — Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, Southwest General, VA Northeast Ohio and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center — to understand issues around in-demand health care careers, identify and analyze training and programs, and build a long-term strategy to address shortages.
- Convene diverse groups for authentic engagement
- Collect and track data, develop central repository and provide best practices
- Research market trends, provide insights for employers and share changes
- Develop education materials and identify ecosystems
- Outline practical, racial and economic disparities in health care
- Provide administrative support and buy-in influence
- Help stakeholders with identify goals and objectives
- Link education providers with the business community
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