Nashville State partners with the tech industry to create IT workforce

Dex Walker

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NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville State Community College partners with the tech industry to be a key workforce solutions partner. The increasing demand for skilled IT professional in Nashville provides more opportunities for the students to pursue the career.

Nashville State collaborated with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to promote basic IT classes through Computer Programming Technical Certificate program. Nashville State also partnered with two full-service software development to provide coding boot camps.

“As a workforce solutions partner, we will continue to seek innovative ways to make sure our employers have skilled professionals and our students' lasting careers," Dr. Shanna L. Jackson, president of Nashville State, said.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce organized “You Deserve More” to attract the student to Nashville State’s Computer Programming Technical Certificate. This program aims to upskill adults in Nashville’s Promise Zone and persuade them to start their IT career pathway.

Nashville State also launched two coding boot camps called CodeX Academy and Promineo Tech. Both programs equip the students with practical skills necessary for a career in software development.

“Nashville State is looking to provide the best education and an affordable price to area residents while aligning program curriculum and what we offer to industry needs,” said Dr. Carol Rothstein, vice president of Academic Affairs.

According to Middle Tennessee Workforce Study 2020 report, there is significant job growth in the area, especially in tech. The job growth increased to twenty five percent and tech jobs to forty seven percent from 2009 to 2018.

Nashville State collaborated with a local Tractor Supply Company, a rural lifestyle retail stores operator in the United States, to organize Learn and Earn internship program. The program aims to provide the students with a paid internship and opportunities to work with the company.

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