Investing to build the pathways for future technology professionals by developing problem solvers and creative thinkers.
NTCF raises funds to support the NTC’s talent development initiatives to enhance the technology programs available to students in Middle Tennessee. Learn more about NTC’s efforts to develop tech talent in Middle Tennessee.
NTC Foundation Executive Director
NTC Foundation Board Members
- Bryan Huddleston, NTC President and CEO, Board Chair
- Amy Henderson, LeanKit
- Susan Lewis, Deloitte
- William Orange, Nissan North America
- Tim Walsh, Bridgestone Americas
- Katherine McElroy, c3/consulting
- Marc Davison, Delek
- Dennis Vaughn, HP
- Kent Fourman, The General
IT Pathway Collaborative
The IT Pathway Collaborative addresses the challenge of the job candidate “IT skills gap” by promoting technology career opportunities in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, and Sumner counties, in order to increase enrollment and graduation rates at the community colleges.
This project has 43 corporate partners representing over 3,000 technology workers in Middle Tennessee. These technology industry partners have invested in the IT Pathway Collaborative both financially and through the engagement of their employees.
2015 was the inaugural year for the IT Pathway Collaborative. It was a year of piloting new programs, mapping the current landscape in Middle Tennessee, and improving processes in order to better scale in the future. The IT Pathway Collaborative is now positioned for growth in 2016.
The IT Pathway Collaborative is funded by the State of Tennessee’s LEAP grant program.
Would your company like to participate in LEAP Day on February 29, 2016? Click here for more information.
NTC is expanding access to tech jobs in Middle Tennessee. In March 2015, President Obama announced that Nashville would be named one of the inaugural TechHire cities. To kick off Nashville TechHire, with almost 1600 open technology jobs and more than 40 employer partners in need of this workforce, the NTC is leading the community to work together to new ways to recruit and place applicants based on their actual skills and to create more fast track tech training opportunities.
Tech Hire Nashville is a bold initiative and call to action to empower the citizens of Middle Tennessee with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like “coding boot camps,” and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months.
Employers across Middle Tennessee are in great need of skilled IT workers. Many of these roles do not require a four-year computer science degree. The NTC is working with Middle Tennessee employers to identify appropriate opportunities to expand their hiring practices to focus on competencies rather than degrees.
The NTC is:
- Using data to encourage employers to be open to non-traditional hiring;
- Working with community partners to expand models for training that prepare students in months, not years; and
- Providing local leadership to connect people to training and to jobs with hiring on ramp programs.