January 29, 2016

tech thursday

Featured Event
Thursday, February 4

Tech Thursday

Join us for our first Tech Thursday of 2016 at Brew Garden in Middleburg Heights. Make valuable tech connections and hear about the exciting plans for Tech Week 2016, the 10th annual OHTec Best of Tech Awards and other great tech news.  Learn more and register here.

Director's Column

Seventy-four days.

It seems like a long time, after all, in 74 days the Indians will be playing game 8 of their 2016 schedule.  And the Cavs will be on game 82.  And the Browns will be just two weeks away from blowing another NFL draft.

And in 74 days OHTec kicks off Tech Week 2016, our 6th consecutive Tech Week to celebrate, connect, support and engage the best industry in northeast Ohio.

Crain’s hosts the CIO of the Year Awards again.

OHTec presents the Best of Tech Awards (for the 10th year!)

TechPint is back

And we’ve added new events from StartMart, NextOhio, The Web Association and more.

Check out Tech Week and start planning now to get involved.

Yours in tech,
Brad Nellis



Talent Services

OHTec member program for Leadership Training starting February 23, 2016

Many companies shy away from the idea of implementing a formal retention plan because they fear it will cost too much and take too much effort but according to a recent study, that tedious and sometimes costly process could really save the company time and money in the long run.

OHTec, in partnership with ERC (Employee Resource Council), has added a second emerging leadership program to help your organization retain and develop high-potential employees. ERC's Supervisory Certificate Series was chosen specifically for the needs of our OHTec member companies and limited seats are available.

Access your exclusive OHTec membership code and use it when enrolling in the Supervisory Series course located here. Please contact Patrick Antos at 216-592-2396 or pantos@cose.org for further assistance.

CoolTech Challenge Sponsorship and Donations

Would you like to help us send bright HS students to college?  Then support the 2016 CoolTech Challenge, our annual tech contest for HS students.  We’ve awarded nearly $80,000 since 2008, help us keep it going.

Click here to learn about the program or donate to the scholarship fund...and remember: #techiscool.

Summer on the Cuyahoga IT Summer Internships

Interested in bringing in the best talent you can? OHTec knows you are and Summer on the Cuyahoga can help. Please take a moment to put one or more of your intern opportunities up on the board ASAP. Click here to get started.

The better the response will help get an IT only internship program in the future. Please reach out to Jean Koehler at jkoehler@summeronthecuyahoga.com for any questions you may have.

Engage with Future IT Talent: Become a Speaker or Host a Site Visit

Northeast Ohio needs more IT professionals and you can help. OHTec would like to ask that you consider supporting RITE's high school engagement programs. RITE (Regional Information Technology Engagement) is working with companies to build knowledge and excitement for IT careers with high school students region-wide.  

To learn more about how to become a speaker, click here. To host a visit, click here.




Biz Tips

Looking for tech talent?  OHTec has resources to help your company find qualified people:
  • Recruiting services - offered at a great rate
  • Tech Fetch jobs portal - find local and national candidates
Interested in learning more?  Contact OHTec Talent Services Manager, Patrick Antos at 216.592.2396 or at pantos@cose.org.