Techies Day 2003 Philadelphia

Posted by on July 11, 2003

Techies Day 2003 Philadelphia

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2003
What: Employers host high school students from information technology (IT) programs for a 3 – 4 hour program to illustrate IT careers and to encourage students to enter the IT field.

Who: TechiesDay 2003 is organized regionally. In Philadelphia, the Steering committee is represented by employers, BEST/The Reinvestment Fund, School District of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Academies. In Chester County, the Information Technology Action Group is the lead organizer.

Where: Participating employers invite high school students for programs at their corporate facilities.

Why: There are not enough qualified IT workers in the region. According to Workforce 2001, an analysis of the Greater Philadelphia labor force, 3,200 new IT jobs are expected to be added each year for the next four years. Many of these jobs will go unfilled. TechiesDay is one effort that assists employers to work together to increase the future IT workforce.

Employers can be partners by:
* Hosting area high school students for a 3-4 hour educational program
* Sending a representative to another employer’s educational program
* Donating company promotional items to give to the students (pens, pads, trade show giveaways, t-shirts, etc.)
* Providing a donation to cover costs of producing for “TechiesDay 2003” t-shirts that will list all sponsors

To be a partner, contact us to learn what you can do.
Becky Battaglia

Robin Brennan

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