This project will convert an existing space to a computer based training center that will offer online training courses to residents 18 years of age or older, free or at reduced cost. Residents will also be allowed to used the center to complete online high school diploma programs as well as online college courses. East Cleveland residents will be able to take courses in a variety of certifications or degree programs from certified training vendors or accredited online colleges and universities.
The income inequality in East Cleveland, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average. Households in East Cleveland, OH have a median annual income of $21,184, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $19,953 in 2016, which represents a 6.17% annual growth. In 2017, East Cleveland, OH had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 43.3.
East Cleveland has the largest proportion of percent of people with less than a high school degree at 16.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with High School (or GED) at 35.2% of the total and is ranked #1. This project will allow residents of East Cleveland to be trained and certified in areas that employers are looking to hire in. It will also give them an opportunity to complete or advance their education.
The project will provide opportunities for East Cleveland residents to qualified for higher paying jobs. Residents will have more disposable income to spend in the community, as well, higher wages lead to higher taxes, which help strengthen the city's tax-base. Residents will also have opportunities to start small businesses in the community and provide jobs to qualified residents.