Tailoring technology to fuel our workforce

Regardless of company size or type, technology is vital for improving productivity, enhancing convenience, and providing increased opportunity for growth. Whether you’re a business owner or a software developer, collaboration will be key to meeting the Rochester area’s collective technology needs.

To assess the state of local tech-related training needs and ensure this critical component of workforce and economic development is being addressed, Destination Medical Center (DMC) is partnering with Winona State University–Rochester (WSU-R) to host an Information Technology (IT) Open House.

The event, scheduled for January 16, will include a gallery walk, a panel featuring IT professionals, and reveal the results of last year’s research and discovery work identifying the IT training needs required to meet our growing workforce demands.

“Technology is a cornerstone of long-term economic prosperity,” says Lisa Clarke, DMC Economic Development Agency Executive Director. “It fosters innovation and helps create jobs. DMC is proud to partner with Winona State University–Rochester to explore the growing IT education needs in our community for today and in the future.”

Please register today to join DMC and WSU-R as we work together to build the workforce to support America’s City for Health.

What: Information Technology (IT) Open House
When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Program to begin at 4:45 p.m. with networking to follow)
Where: Cambria Gallery, 400 S Broadway #105, Rochester, MN
Gallery Walk and Networking in Atrium: Explore the IT Training Needs Initiative and seeks your perspective on workforce needs.
Collider Expert Series IT Industry Panel: Hear firsthand experiences of innovating through the development of new products and improved technologies from:
– David Borrillo, VP, Mobile Innovation of CoreLogic
– Chris Lukenbill, Founder of Fresh with Edge
– Nadia Wood, IT Architect at Mayo Clinic and Founder & CEO of The Hybrids

This event is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is recommended.

For more information about the IT Training Initiative, please contact Julie Kiehne at 507.457.5088 or [email protected].

One thought on “Tailoring technology to fuel our workforce

  1. Just learning of this event (in the DMC Newsletter 1/15/2018) it is for this evening 1/16/2018. As a newsletter subscriber, currently not showing on the Home page or the Events dropdown under News & Resources either. The article indicates it was published a week ago (1/5/2018), maybe that was via WSU Social Media. We just need to see these events a little sooner please, so others can plan ahead too. It may be that something interests us personally or for groups that we are working in, so to be able to support DMC. Thank you! Looks like a very interesting session, forward looking session of value for IT professionals. Tried to share to Facebook, but experiencing difficulty in doing so…

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