Proactive approach to talent pipeline
Ask Northeast Ohio’s Health IT companies about their toughest business challenges and they’ll likely agree on one – access to talent.
BioEnterprise’s HIT in the CLE talent initiative is building a diverse pipeline of computer and data scientists by focusing on education and mentorship of high school and college students, especially those underrepresented in tech fields. It’s exposing young people to the potential of a career in health IT, among the most in-demand job categories in Northeast Ohio with nearly double the demand for computer and IT workers than there are job candidates with the necessary credentials.
HIT in the CLE Community Classroom:
The HIT in the CLE Community Classroom provides after-school instruction in computer and data science to students in Cleveland and first-ring suburbs who do not have access to relevant coursework. These classes are held five days a week at the BioEnterprise Incubator, utilizing a curriculum developed by Hyland Software.
High School Data Science Competition:
HIT in the CLE’s annual High School Data Science Competition draws teams of high schoolers from across Cuyahoga County to tackle a large data set in a fun and creative way. With guidance from industry mentors, the teams undertake in-depth analysis of the data and come up with the best recommendation to address the problem.
Learn & Earn Program:
Learn & Earn is an experiential learning and work experience targeting second-year college students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or data science/analytics. This paid internship with health IT companies or healthcare providers also gives participants access to professional development, mentoring and real-world exposure to software development or data science within the health IT industry.