Governor Lamont Announces Seven New Technology Education

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07/15/2022

Governor Lamont Announces 7 New Technologies Education Packages at Connecticut’s General public and Non-public Faculties and Universities

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont these days announced the generation of 7 new technological innovation schooling systems at Connecticut’s general public and non-public colleges and universities. The New England Board of Increased Education and learning (NEBHE) and the Company-Greater Education Forum (BHEF), in partnership with the Connecticut Office environment of Workforce Strategy and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Group Advancement, awarded grants to seven business enterprise-larger education partnerships in Connecticut as section of an initiative to rapidly improve the competitiveness of the state’s postsecondary institutions and meet increasing business need for tech abilities.

The initiative, Tech Talent Accelerator, was funded by the Connecticut Tech Talent Fund (administered by the Connecticut Section of Group and Economic Development) to shut this competencies gap by fostering qualified, significant-undertaking partnerships involving organization and greater training in emerging, significant-need tech skills in spots these as cybersecurity, virtual modeling, software growth, and digital analytics crucial to enterprise progress in the condition.

The seven Tech Talent Accelerator grantees and their aim places are:

  • Quinnipiac College, which will launch an highly developed cybersecurity badging plan tailor-made to industry companions in health care, finance, and tech in central and southern Connecticut.
  • University of Bridgeport, which will give a new 12-week program in cybersecurity and information protection tailor-made to corporations in Southwest Connecticut’s finance and tech sectors.
  • Mitchell Faculty, which will develop an accelerated pathway for cybersecurity expertise tailor-made to the sophisticated producing and defense sector.
  • College of Hartford, which will launch an accelerated software program growth class for cell apps tailor-made to important organizations in the Higher Hartford location championed by worldwide tech firm Infosys.
  • College of New Haven, which will build an embedded video game design and simulation improvement program leveraging competencies augmented and virtual truth in collaboration with SphereGen, Arsome, and Pleiadian.
  • University of Saint Joseph, which will acquire a diploma concentration in facts analytics tailor-made to the regional requires of Increased Hartford businesses championed by global tech firm CGI.
  • Connecticut State Faculties and Universities (CSCU), which will launch a devoted community of exercise to collaborate with organizations by way of the Funds Location Tech Partnership and the Southwest Connecticut Tech Partnership. CSCU school from two and 4-year institutions will right do the job with every single partnership to evaluate jobs and techniques demand from customers knowledge and establish a refreshed method with cross-cutting electronic capabilities crafted off of the achievements of the newly introduced Foundations in Electronic Analytics micro-credential backed by Connecticut organizations.

“Bringing our educators to the same table as our organizations has been a priority of our administration because day just one,” Governor Lamont stated. “Having organizations articulate what varieties of skills they need and performing with Connecticut’s greatest academic establishments to generate new courses that set people today in significant-high-quality careers is how we are creating a country-top workforce.”

“The Connecticut Office environment of Workforce Technique and the Governor’s Workforce Council have fashioned regional sector partnerships across the condition consisting of Connecticut’s leading companies articulating and aligning on the techniques they will need to fill their optimum-need expertise,” Dr. Kelli Vallieres, chief workforce officer of the State of Connecticut, said. “Connecticut wants tech employees to grow our 21st century workforce, and forming partnerships among tech employers and postsecondary institutions is a seamless way to make certain we are developing natural and organic talent pipelines that grow our overall economy.”

“Tech talent is crucial to businesses across all sectors in Connecticut,” Martin Guay, vice president of business enterprise advancement for Stanley Black and Decker and a co-chair of the Hartford-primarily based Money Area Tech Partnership, 1 of the state’s regional sector partnerships, explained. “Tech Expertise Accelerator is aiding our state immediately raise its potential to deliver the expertise required to hold our corporations aggressive in Connecticut. As a result of this financial commitment, our entire enterprise neighborhood will generate the added benefits of employing assorted, properly-qualified, ready-to-perform tech talent with the particular expertise required for our corporations via our state’s earth-class general public and independent better instruction institutions.”

“CSCU is enthusiastic to participate in this energy and is really appreciative of the means and option to spend in the professional growth of our college and team at the colleges and universities,” CSCU President Terrence Cheng said. “Partnering with NEBHE, BHEF, and the regional sector partnerships will assistance CSCU establishments make certain their programs are aligned to business enterprise desires and our students have the tutorial, technological and own competencies required in the IT workforce.”

“The independent colleges in Connecticut are eager to aid the business neighborhood in the condition by establishing new courses that deliver instruction in significant tech, in-desire, skills,” Jen Widness, president of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, said. “We are grateful for the partnership with the state, NEBHE, BHEF, and CSCU in launching the Tech Talent Accelerator initiative.”

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