Nationally accredited IT apprenticeship program is headed to Cleveland

Businesswoman Giving Computer Training In Office

Leaders from the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Seattle-based Apprenti are teaming up to help fill the IT talent gap in Northeast Ohio, leveraging federal, state and local workforce dollars to create a tech apprenticeship program.

The two groups announced the launch of the IT apprenticeship program, a national model used in cities around the country, during GCP’s annual Tech Week in late September. The program, slated to begin sometime in 2022, is tasked with closing the gap between the 3,300 newly skilled IT workers and the more than 7,700 tech jobs that a 2020 IT Workforce Alliance Talent Bulletin reported exists in Greater Cleveland.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Kim Palmer.

Originally published October 3, 2021.

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