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Corporate College - photo Bob Perkoski

Talent is like life itself; it must be nurtured and fed in order to blossom. Fortunately for all the young sprouts in Cleveland, this region is blessed with quality institutions, including those of higher learning. Recognized nationally as leaders in such fields as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Industrial Design, Urban Affairs and Nonprofit Management, schools like Case Western Reserve, John Carroll, Cleveland State, University of Akron and Kent State are seeding the future with resume-rich wunderkinds. As one of Northeast Ohio's top employment sectors, higher education provides the region with an economic boost to the tune of $3 billion. Some 180,000 students are enrolled in area colleges, and it is likely some of those very students who will provide Cleveland with tomorrow's economic boost.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo curator Tad Schoffner

Cleveland insider: curator's love of animals proves timeless

From big cats to a beloved gorilla, Tad Schoffner has come to understand the animals of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo like no one else.

"Neighbor Up Spotlight" host Carol Malone

Podcast: a Clevelander 'steps up' to University Hospitals — and a local jobs pipeline beefs up

This episode of "Neighbor Up Spotlight" welcomes Amanda Harris, who tells her successful employment story that was made possible by an innovative program — Step Up to UH. Also, Alicenne Passavanti explains how like opportunities are expanding into the hospitality industry.

Phlebotomy Technician Program instructor Tenia Lee at NewBridge

Building bridges: connecting citizens to leading local employers

NewBridge Cleveland's adult job training programs have taken off since the center for arts and technology's 2010 opening, expanding offerings and tripling enrollment in its health-tech programming.

The top prize, CIA Board of Trustees Grand Purchase Prize, by junior Sculpture + Expanded Media student Sage Byham for “Perception,” a work that includes a painting and metal sculpture

PHOTOS: award-winning student art at CIA

Managing photographer Bob Perkoski gives Fresh Water readers a peek inside the Cleveland Institute of Art's 71st annual Student Independent Exhibition.

Tracey Halvorsen and Amy Goldberg at graduation 1993

A look back: two CIA grads reflect on their time in Cleveland – a 'well made place'

Two Cleveland Institute of Art graduates took the lessons they learned in the 216, became pioneers in web design and now helm one of Inc.'s fastest growing companies.
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ryan clark

ryan clark

City: Shaker Heights
Meet Ryan Clark, founder of Knowta, a Shaker Heights company with three employees and five board members that provides free print services in universities and public libraries.
bruce bolton

bruce bolton

City: Downtown
Meet Bruce Bolton, founder of CourseBuffet in downtown Cleveland.
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