ANNAPOLIS, MD – April 24, 2014 – Maryland has an innovative tech sector, offering careers in Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Biological Technology. In an effort to strengthen the hiring gap between local University students and local Technology Firms, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) has introduced an internship initiative dubbed the “Tech Talent Project”. Initiating this collaboration between students and the community through internships and jobs in the technology field will assist students in gaining the vital skills, and experiences needed in a professional capacity.
According to CRTC Executive Director Kris Shock, “The Tech Talent Project is designed to compliment the internship programs offered by the region’s diverse Colleges and Universities by offering students in-person networking and soft skills training while offering tech employers face to face connections with tech talent graduating from some of the nation’s top educational institutions located in our backyard.”
The Tech Talent Project will allow students to meet and greet, face to face, with CEO’s of technology companies throughout the region, expanding opportunities for students. This commitment will also assist employers with employment needs while introducing companies to new talent in the technology industry. This opportunity is at no cost to students. For more information on the Tech Talent Project, please visit http://www.chesapeaketech.org/students
About Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Founded in 1992, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) energizes and propels the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas, expertise and business and partnership opportunities. The CRTC is a resource for visibility, connections, knowledge and education for technology companies in and around the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area, attracting new technology companies to the region and helping emerging technology companies grow and prosper in this increasingly dynamic environment. The CRTC is a non-profit membership organization supported by a grant from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (MD DBED) and a grant from the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) and enabled by membership and annual sustaining sponsorship. More than 300 businesses from the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area are members of the council, including many of the area’s well-known leading technology companies. For more information go to http://www.chesapeaketech.org