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Tech Foundry, a nonprofit technology job training program based in Springfield, is seeking IT professionals willing to serve as volunteer instructors as demand for its services grows.

“It’s simple, our success increases our need for instructors,” Tech Foundry Director of Curriculum and Programs Alex Schwartz said in a statement. “Student demand and employer demand are both increasing and we need to continue to build our infrastructure to meet that demand.”

Instructors, which have historically come from institutions and companies like UMass Amherst, Baystate Health Services and Paragus Strategic IT, teach skills including hardware and software troubleshooting, general help desk skills, programming languages such as Python and data skills such as SQL, Tech Foundry said in a press release.

The amount of time donated can be flexible. Prospective volunteers can reach Schwartz at (413) 276-0609.

“Instructors volunteer their time to meet their availability. Some volunteer a few hours per week, while others only volunteer a few hours a month,” Schwartz said. “It’s the content they convey that is critical, not the amount of time.”


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