PACE creates meaningful ways for students, our future workforce, to engage with employers and community partners. Partners are essential to the success of PACE and there are many ways to engage and support the students. PACE was created over a period of two years through a collective-impact model of more than 100 individuals, 40 organizations, and 75 employer partners.


    PACE is...

    • Getting youth excited about potential occupational or career opportunities
    • Preparing the next generation of workers before they graduate
    • Streamlining career support efforts already underway
    • A quality framework for engaging with youth in experiences that are equitable, experiential, accessible, and connective
    • Facilitating experiences where everyone is prepared, accountable, and respectful
    • Access to a new talent pipeline
    • Giving back to the community


    Partner with PACE!

  • PACE Engagements


    ONSITE AND OFFSITE SHORT-TERM: career camps, career library content, capstone projects, classroom and virtual sessions, career-focused competitions, informational interviews, financial literacy, preparing for employability sessions, site tours.

    RELATIONSHIP BASED: coaching, mentorship.


    WORK- AND CAREER-BASED LEARNING: apprenticeships, community service hosts, internships, job placements, job shadowing, summer jobs.


    SYSTEM SUPPORTS: educator externships and professional workshops, advisory roles.

PACE Partners

  • ACE Mentoring Program
    Advanced Technology Academy @ Cuyahoga Community College
    Aerozone Alliance
    Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation
    BridgePort Group, LLC
    Cargill, Inc.
    Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
    Certus Healthcare
    City of Cleveland
    City Year
    Cleveland Builds
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland Foundation
    Cleveland Leadership Center
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services
    Cleveland Water Division
    Cleveland Water Pollution Control
    College Now Greater Cleveland
    Component Repair Technologies
    Construction Employers Association
    Custom Rubber Corp.
    Cuyahoga Community College
    Delaware North (Progressive Field)
    Dominion East Ohio
    Driftwood Restaurant and Catering Group
    Effective Leadership Academy
    FBI Cleveland
    Fives North American Combustion
    Forging Industry Association & Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation
    Friends of Max Hayes High School
    Giant Eagle Supermarkets
    Grayter Cleveland
    Great Lakes Science Center
    Greater Cleveland Partnership
    Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
    growU / Prep School
    Hatzel and Buehler, Inc.
    HHW Ohio
    Hillcrest Foods
    Hose Master
    Jergens, Inc
    Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland
    Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center
    Kowalski Heat Treating
    Levin Group, Inc.
    Lincoln Electric
    Manufacturing Works
    Medical Mutual
    Midtown Cleveland, Inc.
    NexGen Interactive
    Oatey Company
    OCLI Trucking & Leadership Company
    Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
    Ohio Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda
    Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank
    PNC Bank
    Prairie Wind Group, LLc
    Pull A Part
    Reach Success Inc.
    Safe babies Court Team Cuyahoga County
    Rockwell Automation
    Shape Cleveland
    Signature Health
    Southwest General Health Center
    The Aura Initiative
    The Chas. E. Phipps Company
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
    The Lubrizol Corporation
    The MetroHealth System
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol
    The Sherwin-Williams Company
    The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
    Turner Construction Company
    Ubiquitous Design, LTD
    University Circle Inc
    University Hospitals
    Values-in-Action Foundation
    Workforce Connect Sector Partnerships:
    Workforce Connect Sector Partnership - Healthcare
    Workforce Connect Sector Partnership - Information Technology
    Workforce Connect Sector Partnership - Manufacturing
    Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School
    Youth Opportunities Unlimited


    Have a PACE Question? Email us at PACE@ClevelandMetroSchools.org