LAKEWOOD, OHIO - April 27, 2015 - Onix Founder and CEO Tim Needles spoke to students and young professionals about working in the technology industry at the IT Speed Networking event hosted by OHTec (Ohio Technology Consortium) on April 15.
Held at Cuyahoga Community College, the event was part of OHTec's annual Tech Week, an annual initiative to support, celebrate and engage the local tech community in Northeast Ohio.
Onix was selected to address the young, ambitious audience by OHTec Executive Director Brad Nellis due to Onix's recognition as OHTec's Best IT Services Company in 2014. The Best IT Services Company award was judged on factors including the company’s core service or product offering, employee credentials and certifications, competitor differentiation and customer references.
To kick off the address, Brad Nellis spoke about the IT industry as a whole; its performance, hiring trends and salary information as well as details from the OHTec IT Industry Research Report.
Tim Needles shared an insider's view about working for a tech firm, describing the necessary skills, traits and attitudes young students or recent graduates should gain. He also encouraged students to sharpen their team building skills and said, "Qualities such as collaboration, innovation and communication are what we look for in our new hires." In his closing, he remarked, "Success is defined in different ways. Have a powerful career by making a difference and pursuing your passions."
OHTec, formerly known as NEOSA is an industry-led association and part of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). It is comprised of nearly 700 member tech companies from Ohio’s information technology sector. OHTec is dedicated to fostering an environment that enables the growth and development of the state’s technology-based companies to compete in a global market.
Onix (Onix Networking) is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to a broad range of government and corporate customers. Onix partners with IT industry leaders and offers extensive expertise in the design and implementation of end-to-end comprehensive IT solutions. Onix has been a Google partner since 2001, and was named by Google as the “Global Partner of the Year - Enterprise Search” in both 2012 and 2013. Onix is headquartered in Lakewood, OH.