Max Hayes Students

The City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), union representatives and the private sector came together for a public-private construction collaboration agreement and signing ceremony that will increase diversity in Greater Cleveland construction projects and facilitate a construction career path for Cleveland students. This event was held at the Greater Cleveland Partnership on Huron Road in Cleveland.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief Executive Officer of CMSD Eric Gordon were joined by other key leaders who were instrumental in developing a recently negotiated amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), first established in February 2013, which will help create expanded career pathways for Max Hayes High School students.

Mayor Jackson’s initiative to utilize community benefits agreements on construction projects contributes to economic benefits for Cleveland businesses and workers. This new MOU provides students from Cleveland’s Max Hayes High School the opportunity to be trained and guided into skilled trade apprenticeships on projects in Cleveland. The Max Hayes program will open this fall, which will coincide with the opening of a new Max Hayes High School at West 65th Street and Clark Avenue in Cleveland. This agreement will also allow unions to provide class instructors, guide students into apprenticeship programs and help them land jobs.

Community Benefits Agreement

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica