The deficit of technology workers is a national epidemic.
In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama stated that there are over 500,000 IT job vacancies in the United States. The White House expects that number to grow to 1.4 million by 2020 with only 400,000 new graduates expected to fill those jobs. In 2014, Middle Tennessee added 2,200 new IT jobs and experienced an estimated 1,549 IT vacancies. The NTC is seeking to address the shortage of skilled IT workers through building connections between students, IT professionals, and educators.
The NTC Foundation invests to build the pathways for future technology professionals by developing problem solvers and creative thinkers while addressing the demand of Middle Tennessee’s workforce.
- Summer Computer Camps
- Afterschool Programs
- Internships for High School and College Students
- Job Shadow Days
- Professional Development
- Tech Teacher Peer Groups
- Workplace Field Trips
- We Build Tech
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Be a TechHire Employer
- Host a Workplace Learning Field Trip
- Sponsor a Teacher Externship
- Sponsor a Kid for a Computer Camp
- Donate to the Technology Scholarship