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To meet the challenges of a growing global economy, the Greater Akron Chamber makes education a priority by working with our business, education, and government partners to create a community that attracts and retains a world-class Ohio workforce while presenting the quality of life that keeps businesses here.

The Greater Akron Chamber works closely with its employment and workforce training partners to stay ahead of the fast paced, ever-changing skills workforce needs by identifying and creating new educational programs dedicated to the new technologies being created. Partners we work closely with are:


Higher Education Resources:

Kent State University
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Stark State College
Stark State College Akron
The University of Akron

Education Resources:

Akron Public Schools (APS)
Summit Education Initiative (SEI)
National Inventors Hall of Fame® School ... Center for STEM Learning
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE)

Other Resources:

National Tooling and Machining Association
OhioMeansJobs Summit & Medina Counties
Small Business Development Center
Minority Business Center

Employers for Health Consortium: CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

This consortium is focused on improving workplace wellness in the Greater Akron Region by educating businesses on various workplace wellness strategies and encouraging the use of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard. This free online tool designed by the CDC helps employers assess whether they have implemented adequate science-based healthy worksite strategies to prevent serious health issues and reduce absenteeism, downtime, unproductivity, and insurance costs.

Aside from the individual health benefits of employees, fostering a healthier workplace environment can make the Greater Akron Region more appealing to businesses and employees alike. The Greater Akron Chamber believes a healthy workplace environment is important for the well-being of the region’s workforce and is an economic development asset.

Click here to visit the CDC’s website and further information on the ScoreCard.