The Cleveland Browns, KeyBank and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland have teamed up to help address a gap in workforce development with the launch of an innovative career certificate program.

The high school career development program will be rolled out first to juniors and seniors and will take them about one year to complete. Teens will learn soft skills, such as email basics and interviewing, along with skills suited specifically to the career track they choose, which include information technology, manufacturing and logistics, automotive and health care. The final piece of the program requires job shadowing and a 100-hour internship to help ensure that graduates are ready for job placement, a job training program or college.