With 17 participants, the 2014 IT On Demand session kicked off on July 7 and will run through October 10. Employer participation is currently being called for. This IT On Demand session is supported by Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston (https://www.providenceri.com/
2014 Program Overview:
IT On Demand is geared at workers with prior IT knowledge and experience. The 14-week program aims to advance participants’
· C# Programming – with Visual Studio 2010 and an introduction to Object Oriented Programming. Training provided by New Horizons (certificate of completion will be provided).
· Business Management Certificate with Agile Project Management – Leadership, Customer Service, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, and Agile Project Management. Training provided by the Bryant University Executive Development Center (http://edc.bryant.edu/)
· Industry and Job Readiness – RI IT Industry overview and job search, resume writing, and interviewing techniques provided by Tech Collective.
· Experiential Learning – an 8 week learning opportunity hosted by a RI IT employer. Each participant will have previous IT experience in various capacities and each will have completed the technical and business components of the program. Employers will interview and select candidates. It is anticipated the participant will be hired by the company after successful completion of this component.
Tech Collective is currently calling for employer involvement. Providing insights and guidance, employers can be part of one or several components of the program, including: providing company tours or class presentations;
"We’re excited to partner with Tech Collective and participate in its IT On Demand program,” said Stephanie Fournier, Corporate Recruiter/Human Resources for Precision Design Studios (http://www.precisiondesignstudios.com/)
In 2013, more than 10 companies participated in the program. This year companies currently involved include: Atrion Networking Corporation (http://www.atrion.net/)
“Last year’s IT On Demand program success was more than we could have anticipated,”
Company participation inquiries should be made to Chris Selwyn,Industry Career Advisor for Tech Collective at (401) 521-7805 x108 / cselwyn@tech-
About Tech Collective:
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $8M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: the Tech10 awards, the Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers. Get connected to Tech Collective at www.tech-collective.org, on LinkedIn (Tech-Collective)