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ITAG Partnership Meeting & Reception – August 21, 2019

Cyber Workforce of Tomorrow

The next ITAG Partnership Meeting will be held at Drexel University LeBow College of Business. This meeting is being led/planned by our Cyber Action Team and will be devoted to the topic of preparing and hiring the next generation of cybersecurity workers. A panel with special guests from leading cyber academic programs and a national cyber staffing firm will lead a lively discussion.

Networking will follow at the Fox & Hound Pub in the Desmond Hotel. A drink ticket will be provided for meeting attendees.

Moderator:
James Goepel, CEO and General Counsel, Fathom Cyber

Panelists:

  • Katherine Duncan, Director, Corporate Partners Program for the College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
  • Patrick McGuckin, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Mitchell Martin Inc.
  • Audrey Woods, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Kline School of Law, Drexel University
Agenda:

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Partnership Meeting
Drexel University LeBow College of Business
2 Liberty Blvd, Malvern PA 19355

5:45 – 7:00 p.m.  Reception
Fox & Hound Pub, Desmond Hotel
1 Liberty Blvd, Malvern PA 19355

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Seating is limited. Click here to register.



Technology training funds deadline extended


Does your organization’s staff need to update their technical skills?

Is technology outpacing your business?

Would it help your business to enhance your employees’ technical knowledge?

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.

Funding is limited. Apply now to reserve the funds.

Click to read more details: 2018-2019 Training Priorities One Pager
Click to download the application: ITAG Training Application

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.


Diversity & Inclusion Action Team Develops Survey


ITAG relies on our “Action Teams” to lead our work on the most pressing technology & workforce issues of the day.

Lately, the Diversity & Inclusion Action Team has developed a survey to assess company needs, interests, and challenges as it relates to strengthening diversity & inclusivity in our regional technology workforce. Special thanks to D&I Chair Dawna Hankins, Downingtown Area School District, for her leadership on this initiative.

We are counting on your input to help ITAG assess areas of greatest need and develop programs, resources, and solutions that help advance this important cause. The survey is open to both ITAG members and non-members alike, and you may complete it from the perspective of a both an employer and/or a worker. Click here to complete the survey.

All survey responses are completely anonymous unless otherwise requested by the respondent.

We will be reviewing results in the coming weeks and using them to maximize the value and effectiveness of ITAG’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

Thank you for your support. Feel free to share the survey link.
 




 

The 5th Annual Women in Tech Soiree

The Women In Tech Soiree, now a staple and one of the most anticipated events held during Philly Tech Week, serves the purpose of highlighting the supportive spaces and places dedicated to the progression of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia.

This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare. For this 5th Year Anniversary, the Soiree will feature Candice Matthews Brackeen as one of our Keynote Speakers, alongside a panel of rock star women within the regional tech community. The inspiration from the speakers and the overall program, is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.

ITAG is proud to be a sponsor of this Special 5th Year Anniversary Edition!

Date and Time
Tue, May 7, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
Comcast Technology Center
1800 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Click here to register.

 

ITAG Partnership Meeting and Lunch on May 14

New Date and Time for May ITAG Partnership Meeting

A special ITAG Partnership Meeting including a working lunch will be held on May 14, 2019 at the Cerner Campus in Malvern from 12:15pm to 1:30pm.

Please note this meeting is off-cycle because it immediately follows the Chester County Economic Development Council’s Cross-Industry Forum titled Drug Addiction and Mental Health in the Workplace: Truths and Solutions from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Cerner. A panel discussion will address opioids in the workplace and how to address.

During the partnership meeting, ITAG members and guests will discuss latest trends and best practices in the technology sector, with a special presentation by tech startup CareChainge on how they are using blockchain technology to help healthcare stakeholders track and reduce opioid abuse.

ITAG Members are encouraged to register for both the Drug Addiction and Mental Health in the Workplace Forum and the Partnership Meeting. 
Click here
for more information and to register.

Select from 2 ticket options:

  • Drug Addiction & Mental Health Attendee + ITAG Meeting or
  • ITAG Partnership Meeting Only

NOTE:  For security measures at Cerner, advance registration is required. NO WALK-INS will be permitted.

A special thank you to ITAG meeting sponsor, Anthony George and Qnectus.

 

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