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JP Morgan Chase Invests in the Next Generation of Colorado I.T. Workforce

Friday, November 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Grant will fuel underserved high school students in its technology Internship Accelerator program

 

Denver, Colo. (November 5, 2015) – JPMorgan Chase Foundation announced a grant awarded to the Colorado Technology Foundation, at the annual APEX Awards hosted by Colorado Technology Association on November 5, 2015.

The grant will allow the Colorado Technology Foundation to place under-served Colorado high school career and technical education students in project-based summer internships at technology companies through its Internship Accelerator program. 

"Through the Internship Accelerator, technology companies will create transformative experiences for high school students and meaningfully engage employees in cultivating future tech leaders,” said Wendy Nkomo, Executive Director of the Colorado Technology Foundation. “The JPMorgan Chase Foundation's support of this program makes them an incredible partner in developing Colorado's tech talent."

Colorado is experiencing explosive growth in middle skills technology jobs, but a significant shortage of qualified candidates threatens the economy. This program will inspire Colorado high school students to pursue careers in technology, and build a local technology talent pipeline fueling the growth and innovation of Colorado's technology economy. 

“Chase is thrilled to help the Colorado Technology Foundation launch this program to provide underserved high school students with internships that will help train them for good jobs and careers in the technology industry,” said Todd Munson, Market Manager for the Commercial Bank in Colorado.

If your tech company or IT department is interested in hosting high school interns through Colorado Technology Foundation’s Internship Accelerator, please contact CTF Program Specialist, Jen Armstrong, at jen@coloradotechnology.org.


About Colorado Technology Foundation
Since 1994, the Colorado Technology Association has supported education and workforce initiatives, and 2014 marked the launch of our 501(c)3 Foundation, bringing this support full circle. The Colorado Technology Foundation (CTF) leads the network of companies to influence the development of a robust talent pipeline. CTF bridges companies to education, technology and workforce programs that best align to employers’ job-driven needs and community engagement priorities to drive impactful employer engagement; and leads and participates in strategic partnerships and initiatives that bring systemic improvements to STEM education and workforce to scale tech talent development statewide.


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