Partner with Tech Foundry
What is Tech Foundry?
Tech Foundry offers a revolutionary approach to satisfying the needs of skill development for traditionally low-income, underserved populations, while simultaneously developing an entry level IT workforce in the Pioneer Valley. To realize our mission and at no charge, Tech Foundry students learn new technology skills, meet professionals in the field, intern at real IT jobs, take field trips to major IT employers, meet peers who share the same savvy interests and hear guests talk about their IT experiences.
Who do we serve?
Tech Foundry principally serves young adults who have completed high school and are looking for a career path. Through our job training, we also directly serve the employer community in the Pioneer Valley by providing a workforce with specific IT skills. We establish working partnerships with area employers who are looking to satisfy their IT human resource needs with a freshly trained workforce, armed with the skills realized as a Tech Foundry graduate.
How you can get involved:
- Take on a Student as an Intern:
Companies able to offer internships are rewarded by having a skilled Tech Foundry student applying what they learned in the classroom to the real-life demands of your IT team. These internships provide the opportunity for students to learn hands-on practical skills and gives employers a great opportunity to test the new addition to the team, reducing the risk of a bad hire. Employer partners who offer internships to Tech Foundry students often decide to offer that student a job after completing the training.
- Volunteer to be a Technical Instructor or Guest Speaker:
For individuals who have an extensive business or tech background or organizations with a volunteer program, this is a great way to get involved! We train our students with volunteer instructors who already use the skills we teach in their daily work. Volunteers with business backgrounds can also serve as guest speakers, or career ambassadors, reinforcing professionalism and sharing work experiences and lessons with our class.
- Financial Donation:
Tech Foundry is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and companies. Tech Foundry works with you to match our needs with individual giving interests.
For more information on how your business can get involved, email our Interim Executive Director Natalie Miknaitis.