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