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Talking Tech: Launching the NH Tech Talent Partnership

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The Dec. 6 launch of the NH Technology Talent Partnership. Commissioner Rose joined panelists from Dyn, Silvertech and Fidelity, as well as the NH High Technology Council and other stakeholders, for the first meeting of the partnership.

New Hampshire’s fast growing technology sector – including software development and programming and networking and professional services – took center stage Tuesday for the launch of the NH Technology Talent Partnership at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack. It’s the second of four sector partner initiatives launched since July.

Manufacturing Sector Partnership Initiative Launched in Milford

Our technology workforce is made up of nearly 45,000 people in an industry projected to grow. For example, IT is expects to grow 11.6 percent over the next five years. These are well-paying jobs attracting talented employees.

But will that be enough?

The Technology Talent Partnership will bring together industry leaders, businesses, educators and state agencies to develop strategies to overcome the challenges – like declining enrollment in technology courses and a gender gap;  meet the demands of the sector.

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Carol Miller
Broadband Technology Director
Division of Economic Development