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Harvard tips hat to NYC tech teachers

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced that the City’s NYC Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) initiative has been selected by Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government for 2018.

The award recognizes public-sector programs that advance the economic potential of their communities.
TTP, the City’s tech Industry Partnership launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, is designed to support the growth of NYC’s tech sector and prepare New Yorkers for 21st century jobs.

It works with companies, educators, policymakers, funders and communities to identify and develop talent needs and solutions to connect New Yorkers to careers in tech.

One such solution is TTP’s NYC Tech-in-Residence Corps, which is now recruiting additional industry professionals to teach emerging tech skills in local college classrooms.

The Corps equips industry professionals to teach for-credit electives at CUNY college campuses that provide students with the in-demand skills and project-based experience they need to launch careers in tech.

Now in its second semester, the Corps consists of professionals from over 30 companies, including LinkedIn, Bank of Americaand Etsy, who cover topics such as artificial intelligence, software engineering, data science, and web development.

Companies seeking more information on the NYC Tech-in-Residence Corps program can visit techtalentpipeline.nyc/contact/.

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