ideastream Work Force Development Task Force
The ideastream American Graduate Work Force Development Task Force is charged with developing a clear understanding of the challenges facing job seekers in Northeast Ohio, strengthening connections between job seekers and employers, and building opportunities for students and young adults to obtain critical skills for 21st century employment.
The Task Force, under the leadership of ideastream's Manager, Educational Content, strives to meet goals and challenges in coordination with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative. Hear from some American Graduate Getting to Work Task Force members about in-demand jobs and the skills gap.
For more information, please contact Celena Roebuck at 216-469-8614 or via email.
Virtual Job Fair: This link provides access to complete your profile for job recruitment from employer participants in a virtual job fair conducted by the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Employer participants were Giant Eagle, Digital C, Dave's Markets (DSM Temp Hiring), Legacy Health Services, Revenue Group, Stevens Delivery Systems (SDS), and Xellia Pharmeceuticals. Share this resource as employers are waiting to hear from job seekers in Cleveland.
The Career Path Less Taken Advance Screening & Family Fun Night
ideastream held a family screening event at the Idea Center to screen the documentary. Prior to the screening, families were invited to enjoy a pizza dinner. While adults watched the screening and engaged in a post-screening discussion in the Westfield™ Studio Theater, children ages 5-12 participated in hands-on learning activities with ideastream's Education team one floor below in the Brown and Nord Learning Labs. See photos from the event here.
August 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. | The Career Path Less Taken Promotional Video and location of The Career Path Less Taken (full program) & Digital Toolkit for use with the program. More content available at this websire, www.ideastream.org/careerpath.
December 4, 2018 | Download Meeting Recap
September 4, 2018 | Download Meeting Recap
June 21, 2018 | Download Meeting Recap
April 26, 2018 | Download Meeting Recap
Task Force Members
Vince Adamus, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Bishara Addison, Towards Employment
Rosalyn Allen, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Dale Anglin, The Cleveland Foundation
Holly Harris Bane, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE)
Anthony Battaglia, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Randy Bennet, Automation Tool & Die, Inc.
Brian Bontempo, Auburn Career Center
Katie Brennan, The Cleveland Foundation
Kim McIntosh Breyley, Fontanelle Group, Inc. / Middlefield Post
Monica Bricker-Thompson, United Way Services of Geauga County
Bethia Burke, Fund for our Economic Future
Grady Burrows, BioEnterprise
Steve Caviness, The Cleveland Foundation
Andrea Celico, Bedford Schools
Robert Dawson, Lake County Workforce Development Board
Courtney DeOreo, RITE Board/Greater Cleveland Partnership
Craig Dorn, Youth Opportunities
Glenn Faircloth, Lorian County JVS
Angela Finding, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Cedric Gaddis , Team NEO
Kendra Gardiner, Jumpstart, Inc.
William H. Gary Sr., Cuyahoga Community College
Traci Green, Lorain County Community College
Betty Halliburton, Lorain County JVS
Michael Hanlon, Chardon Local School District
Stacey Haymen, Rocky River Public Library
Tracy Jemison, Geauga Growth Partnership
Meryl Johnson, State Board of Education (District 11)
Sherri Jones, Cleveland Public Library
Dr. Ethan Karp, Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
Shilpa Kedar, Cleveland State University
Grace Kilbane, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board & Cleveland|Cuyahoga County Ohio Means Jobs Offices
Valerie Kocin, Cuyahoga Falls Library
Kimm Leininger, Geauga Growth Partnership
Mike Longo, Lorain County Workforce Development Agency
Shana Marbury, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Aurora Martinez, Morly Library, Painsville
Aaron Mason, Cleveland Public Library
Shayna Mucherheide, Cleveland Public Library
Alison Musser, Lorain County Community College
Christine Nelson, TeamNEO
Debbi Perkul, MAGNET
Norm Potter, Twinsburg City School District
Kathi Powers, Twinsburg City School District
Julie Ramos, Wickliffe City School District
Halle Rich, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Jill Rizika, Towards Employment
Margo Reda, Ohio Means Jobs - Geauga County & Geauga County Job & Family Services
Dr. Terrence Robinson, Success Pathways Alliance
Watch Robinson's appearance at the City Club of Cleveland.
Jill Rizka,Towards Employment
Autumn Russell, MAGNET
Leslie Ryan, Lake County Workforce Development Board
Angela Salviejo, Sherwin-Williams
Terri Burgess Sandu, Lorain County Community College
Craig Sernik, Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments Area 19 Workforce Development Board
Glen Shumate, Construction Employers Association (CEA)
Matt Sinclair, Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)
John Skrtic, Cleveland Public Library
Jowan Smith, Getting Our Babies to College 101
Adam Snyder, MAGNET
Joe Spiccia, Wickliffe City School District
Jenna Stahl, Jumpstart, Inc.
Ran Sweeney, Ferrotherm, Inc.
Craig A. Swenson, Geauga County Department of Job and Family Services
Dean Trilling, Regional Information Technology Engagement Board (RITE)
Missy Toms, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Frank Whitfield, Lorain County Urban League
Helen Williams, The Cleveland Foundation
Anu Yadavalli, Regional Information Technology Engagement Board (RITE)