Wednesday, July 6, 2016

White House tech briefing mentions WNC programs and businesses

Last week, local IT company Epsilon, Inc. was mentioned in a White House briefing on "Seizing the TechHire Opportunity in Rural America."

Jeffrey Ziets, Director of National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, highlighted the opportunities for developing and expanding ecosystems of high-quality IT talent in rural America.

"Madison County, NC will collaborate with local universities and partners like Tech Talent South to offer accelerated tech training through a new coding bootcamp, TechRamp Madison. The 13-week program will prepare graduates for jobs with regional and global technology employers who have committed to the region, including Digital Information Systems (DISYS), Epsilon, Inc. and Tata-BSS."

TechHire is a multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need to meet critical IT job demand. Through the collaboration of employers, training providers, and workforce development organizations, TechHire communities are using data and innovative hiring practices to expand non-traditional hiring, build accelerated training programs that prepare individuals in months instead of years, and connect people to jobs with hiring on-ramp programs. 

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