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Posted On: 9/20/2017

Workforce Development Alliance Program




Media contacts:
Jeane’ Holley, (216) 698-2544; jholley@cuyahogacounty.us
John Horton, (216) 987-4281; john.horton@tri-c.edu

CLEVELAND – 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,” said Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive. “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 Tri-C creates opportunities for a better future,” said Alex Johnson, Tri-C president. “This partnership with Cuyahoga County will open those opportunities to many more people in our community.”

For additional information, visit http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Workforce-Alliance.aspx. Call 216-987-6578 to enroll in the program.