Colorado Technology Companies Open Doors to 125 High School Students in Denver
Friday, December 18, 2015
Denver, Colo. (December 18, 2015) – Seven technology companies in Denver opened their doors to 125 high school students during the fall semester through Career Connections, a joint program managed by the Colorado Technology Association’s (CTA) foundation and Denver Public Schools’ CareerConnect.
Employees spoke to students about high-demand careers in information technology and led interactive workshops on programming, user experience, design thinking, quality assurance, GIS mapping and project management in an effort to encourage more Denver Public Schools students in career and technical education programs to pursue STEM careers after graduation.
Companies and organizations that participated in the fall program include the City and County of Denver, Governor's Office for Information Technology, HomeAdvisor, Ping Identity, Swiftpage, Universal Mind and Zayo Group.
Finding and growing tech talent is a major challenge for Colorado’s explosive technology industry. Companies that invest in local high school students are vital partners in developing a strong future workforce that is responsive to the industry’s ever-changing needs.
“We can’t close the tech talent gap without visionary technology companies getting involved in work-based learning programs for students,” said Wendy Nkomo, Executive Director of the CTA’s foundation.
Technology companies interested in learning more about opportunities to work with high school students in 2016 can contact Jen Armstrong, Program Specialist with CTA, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Colorado Technology Association
The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit ColoradoTechnology.org.