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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.

Eligibility
• 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.

Conditions
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.


Tech360 Success!

TECH360, the Philly ‘burbs premier innovative business technology conference was held Thursday,  October 18th at the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center.  Attendees gathered to get up to speed on the latest developments in the tech sector and network with other tech professionals.   The opening keynote panel discussed how to create synergy among all the business units within your company around technology to result in the best customer and employee experiences.  We had regionally and nationally recognized experts on cybersecurity, attracting investment capital, blockchain and the law, as well as a series of breakout sessions on some of the most relevant tech sector topics!

Positive feedback is coming in from the attendees including how new business connections were made, requests to speak at the event next year, and inquiries about how to get involved in both ITAG and i2n!

TECH360 was covered by journalists from the Daily Local and NBC 10, so keep an eye out for features over the coming days. 

An overwhelming theme from those who have completed the survey so far consider the strengths of the event to be the expert speakers, relevant topics, format and organization of the day. In the words of 2 attendees:

“Very interesting topics. Speakers were engaged, knowledgeable, passionate. Would venture to say the topics and speakers were even better this year.”

 

“Really great event, very organized and efficient. Will be back… I’m a millennial and loved this event- would love to see more young people attending/ know they could benefit.”

The event stats are in:

  • 152 attendees
  • 76 different organizations represented
  • 28 speakers  
  • 4 panels discussed technology and corporate strategy, attracting investment capital,
  • 9 additional topics covered including autonomous vehicles, VR/AR,  healthcare IT, digital transformation, business hacking, innovation, diversity and inclusion, big data and the lifecycle of tech startups 
  • 5 companies at expo tables

A very special thank you to the Tech360 committee and our talented speakers for all their efforts towards a successful event!  We look forward to building upon the day’s momentum!

Unable to attend the event? Visit the Tech360 website at www.tech360pa.com for speaker bios and presentations and to get an idea what it was all about!




ITAG Board Meeting, Industry Partnerships Presentation and Networking


Please note the following change from our usual board meeting schedule.

Networking

The next ITAG Board meeting will be held:

Wednesday, September 12th
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Chester County Economic Development
737 Constitution Drive • Exton, PA 19341

Our board meeting will be followed by a presentation on Using Incentives To Attract & Retain Your Best Talent. Networking including all of the Industry Partnerships will be held immediately after. For more information visit Networking and Presentation 9.12.18. Don’t forget to “Call One/Bring One.”

Advance registration required. Please click here to register.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact Kathy Field at kfield@ccedcpa.com.



2018 Tech360 Registration Is Open


The Philly ‘burbs premier innovative business technology conference is back!

TECH360 is a full day tech experience featuring tech education, leadership, innovation, and networking. Join the area’s top companies, IT professionals, project leaders and managers to discuss how to best leverage the latest technology in today’s business climate.

DON’T MISS TECH360 2018! This year’s theme is The Societal Impacts of Technology. As we create, explore, implement and use new technologies, what is the impact on the workplace and society? Topics include Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Blockchain and the Law, Phishing and Social Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT, and more!

Visit https://www.tech360pa.com/ for the latest speaker and schedule updates.

Registration is now open! Early bird specials and group discounts available. Click here.



ITAG Partnership Meeting and Networking Event – July 12

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: Cerner, Malvern, PA

Connect with the region’s technology employers to share what is being done and can be done to strengthen the tech industry and workforce.  Discuss growing trends, best practices, and other issues while gaining professional growth and development. 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.

This month, we are excited to have Mike McHugh, Vice President, Client Relationships and Todd Fritche, Vice President, Components & Platform Development of Cerner as our speakers. Join us as they discuss the latest tech trends and how Cerner is addressing them.

Registration required. Click here for more information and tickets.



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