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Registration Open for WV Coding & Cyber Summit, November 15, 2018

Learn about TechConnectWV’s Efforts to Grow the States’ Tech Workforce

TechConnect West Virginia will host the 2018 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit on Thursday, November 15 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, WV.  The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation is the Co-Sponsor for this event. For more information, or to register, click here.

The event will feature prominent tech industry and educational leaders and will highlight West Virginia’s efforts to develop a workforce ready to fill the thousands of available jobs in software coding and cybersecurity. This year’s event will place special emphasis on the cybersecurity sector and its workforce needs.

“This is a tremendously fast-growing job sector with a huge skills gap,” said Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnectWV.

“Across the U.S., there is a significant demand for software coding and cybersecurity workers, and that number is expected to climb sharply as technology continues to advance at an exponential rate,” Barth noted.

“In response, key tech industry and education leaders across our state have joined forces to develop new ideas and programs as part of a strategic plan focused on cyber workforce development.” Barth added that an overview of this strategic planning effort, along with initial recommendations, will be provided during the Coding & Cyber Summit.

“By working together, West Virginia can develop an integrated workforce strategy to ensure that there’s a pipeline of individuals at all levels of the educational continuum to be trained for these jobs,” Barth said.

Tech experts also will share best practices and industry standards, and innovative tech training programs underway in West Virginia will be profiled.  Some of these jobs require a two- or four-year degree, but others will be available to those who hold industry-recognized certificates and tech credentials.

In addition, there will be presentation on cybersecurity awareness. “Everyone needs to be cyber-aware, from both a personal and professional standpoint, no matter what type of job you have or where you work,” Barth noted.

Join us on November 15 to be a part of how West Virginia is diversifying its economy and preparing workers for coding, cyber and other tech jobs.

Register today by clicking here.

Registration is $90.00 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.  A complete agenda will be posted soon. For more information, contact Anne Barth at anne@techconnectwv.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; to learn more, click here.  Exhibit space is also available–click here to learn more.

TechConnect thanks our “early-bird” Sponsors for their generous support, including our Co-Sponsor, the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation; IBM, the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the WV Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science & Research, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Allegheny Science & Technology and Core10.