Please join Blandin for the upcoming free webinar…
Growing and Keeping Tech Talent
August 11, 2016
As the labor force tightens due to economic growth and demographic changes, it is critical for rural communities to grow and keep their tech talent since replacing tech workers is both challenging and disruptive.
This webinar will highlight two Minnesota programs that have these goals in mind.
Becky Siekmeier is director of SciTechsperience, an MHTA internship program that connects college students studying STEM disciplines with small and mid-sized Minnesota companies, with an emphasis on placing interns in greater Minnesota. Becky will talk about how this program for work for companies in your community and will bring along a couple interns to talk about their experience working for companies in rural communities.
Michael Olesen directs Project RITA (Rural Information Technology Alliance), a federally funded collaboration between Pine Technical, Ridgewater and Central Lakes Colleges here in Minnesota, plus North Central Texas College. Project RITA focuses on Web and Mobile Development, Computer Technology and Network and Cyber Security. The program is designed to address the growing need in rural communities for skilled information technology professionals.