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ITAG March Partnership Meeting to be held March 14

Join the ITAG board and partners for a working session and conversation on issues key to the regional technology community, including breakout discussions on priority topics like Cybersecurity, Diversity & Inclusion, Workforce, and the Tech360 annual conference.

Featuring guest speaker Dean Miller, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies (PACT). Dean will provide his view on local tech trends, hiring, and synergies between ITAG and PACT members.

A networking session will conclude the meeting.

All in the tech industry and related fields are welcome!

Click here to register.

ITAG announces technology training funds for 2018-2019

The ITAG Industry Partnership can help your organization maintain a competitive workforce with a grant to offset costs of technology-related training. Eligible employers/trainees can receive a reimbursement of up to 50% of course costs for each trainee. Funding is provided through grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Chester County Workforce Development Board.

• Trainees must be employed residents of Pennsylvania
• Training must occur between April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019
• The following topics are currently eligible for reimbursement:

– Business System Analysis
– Technical Project Management
– Programming Languages and Developer Platforms
– Cloud Computing Architecture
– Software Development Methodologies
– Network Administration and Security
– Dev Ops

If you or your employees have trained, or plan to train, in any of the topics listed above, please contact us to explore grant opportunities. If you have a technology industry related class in which you are interested in taking, or have already taken, during this time frame and it is not on the list above please contact us; we may be able to revise the list.

As a condition of the funding grant, recipients are required to report training outcomes, such as job retention, a projected wage increase, new title, or promotion. As required by the Department of Labor and Industry, trainees must provide their social security number (SSN). SSNs are not retained and are used for state reporting only.

Contact Marianne Stack, ITAG Project Manager with questions, request for more information, or to receive notifications of training grant opportunities in the region.

Creating & Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace

A Panel Discussion about Diversity and Inclusion

Tech360 Speaker, Brigitte Daniel will participate as a panelist in a special event to be held at Wawa Corporate Headquarters on March 27, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Missed seeing her breakout session on “Philadelphia’s Roadmap to Supercharging Inclusive Innovation?” Attend this special event to hear the importance of cultivating an inclusive workplace and the value of diverse teams. Panelists will discuss the challenges of creating and maintaining that type of culture, as well as best practices to help you succeed.

Facilitated by ITAG Chair, Erik Gudmundson and presented by ITAG participating companies, Navigate, Wawa, and the Chester County Economic Development Council, the panel discussion will include:

  • Creating change by promoting empathy, openness, and a spirit of belonging
  • Unleashing the power of a diverse team
  • Everyday ways to be more inclusive
  • D&I challenges and how you can be part of the solution
  • There is no charge for tickets but advance registration is required by March 15, 2019.
    Click here for the list of esteemed panelists, more information, and to register.

    Congratulations to the new 2018-2019 ITAG Board

    On January 10, 2019, ITAG held their annual board elections during their bi-monthly meeting which was held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Thank you to the following for their ongoing support and commitment to ITAG. We look forward to another great year.

    Chair: Erik Gudmundson, Pegasus Technologies
    Vice Chair: Lisa Van Ess, Navigate


    Alpine Cyber Security
    Analytical Graphics, Inc
    Bentley Systems, Inc.
    Berks County WDB
    Bucks County WDB
    CC Dept of Community Development
    Chester County CareerLink
    Chester County WDB
    Daily Agile
    Delaware County Community College
    Digital Consulting Associates, LLC
    Downingtown Area School District
    Downingtown STEM Academy
    Evolve IP
    HomeNet Auto
    J*Lis Management
    Johnson & Johnson
    Montgomery County WDB
    Morris Risk Management LLC
    New Horizons Training Center
    Pegasus Technologies, LLC
    Penn State – Great Valley
    Profound Technologies
    Radial, Inc.
    Recent Communications, Inc.
    SEI Investments
    The Vanguard Group
    West Chester University

    January ITAG Partnership Meeting and Networking

    Special Agenda – Annual Board Elections

    Registration is open for the January ITAG Partnership Meeting  on Thursday, January 10, at the Chester County Intermediate Unit from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Networking to follow at P.J. Whelihan’s, Downingtown.

    Be sure to attend this important meeting. The annual board elections will be held. Find out how this employer-led partnership can benefit your company as well as what is being done to strengthen the tech industry and workforce in Southeastern PA.

    The ITAG Partnership Meeting provides an opportunity for you to collaborate and network with local business and community leaders from a diverse set of business, education, training and public sectors throughout southeastern PA.

    Want to get more involved with ITAG? ITAG is a self-elected board. Complete the ITAG Board Commitment-2018-2019 and return to Cheryl Korn by January 9.

    ITAG welcomes all in the Tech industry.

    Click here for more information and to register.


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