Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and several other elected officials gathered in Springfield Thursday to discuss the importance of improving technology throughout the state.
The Tech Talent Diversity Initiative is designed to increase the diversity of candidates who get hired for internships, apprenticeships, and entry level technology jobs in the state. Grants totaling $94,000 were awarded to Tech Foundry, which is a training program to diversify jobs in IT, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Patrick Streck, of baytechIT, said he has 50 employees, and about 20% of them are Tech Foundry graduates.
“They’ve proven that they crossed the threshold and picked up many of the skills they need,” he said.