400 Students, Educators and Technology Professionals Attend Hidden Figures Event

Presented by Tech Collective, NASA, and P-TECH; Hidden Figures movie and panel raises STEAM awareness and connects female students, educators, and technology professionals Providence, RI – March 24, 2017 – Over 400 female middle and high school students, educators, and technology professionals attended a viewing of Hidden Figures and panel discussion at the Warwick Showcase Cinemas […]

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Five Questions with: John Smithers

John Smithers became executive director at Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s information technology and bioscience industry association, in August. Smithers talks about how Tech Collective is transitioning itself into the technology hub for Rhode Island, and some of the initiatives it has underway. PBN: What is your background? SMITHERS: My technology career includes working for startups, large […]

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Higher ed must respond to IT needs

Local IT firms have reported difficulty for years in attracting people they need to grow their companies. A recent summit put on by Tech Collective and Bridge Technical Talent provided more detail on the issue of entry-level hiring, thanks to a survey of 73 local employers. More than half of the respondents said they were […]

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