On December 1, 2016, Megan Smith, White House CTO, introduced a new wave of TechHire communities. Carroll County joined an esteemed national network of 70 communities spearheading efforts to help overlooked and underrepresented Americans start technology careers.

The Carroll County initiative connects local participants in leading-edge tech training programs to a network of over 520 county employers. TechHire partners will communicate tech job openings, help to improve alignment of curricula with employer needs, and promote hiring and recruiting from non-traditional training programs.

Carroll County TechHire Employer Partners (and growing everyday!)

The county’s efforts to attract more tech business and train more of the county’s non-traditional tech workforce for high demand tech positions, is being furthered by educators, employers, government and community organizations. The county’s burgeoning technology sector has also been advanced, in part, by Carroll County Broadband Network. As the fiber network’s reach is growing additional efforts are being made to expand alternative high speed service to more remote areas of the county, expanding opportunities for employers and workers alike.

Carroll County TechHire (CCTechHire) is led by a strategic partnership among Carroll Community College; the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council; the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc; Carroll County’s Department of Economic Development and its partners. CCTechHire is developing a long-term plan for a TechHire Ecosystem driven by accelerated training, job assistance, internship programs and job placement.

Carroll County Training Partners in higher education, secondary education, and community organizations will host low-cost, accelerated tech training in coding, cybersecurity, technical design and media blending on-line and classroom curricula with hands-on, real world projects. Employer Partners have signed on and are prepared to offer internships and hire qualified students for technology positions through the TechHire network.  Community Partners have united to support the TechHire effort through job preparation programs, employer communications and the use of tools like the Maryland Workforce Exchange job board.

Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center

Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center offers candidate assessments, occupational skills training, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, and adult education and literacy provided concurrently or in combination with other training services. Job search assistance including resume development, interview practice, job campaign development and work experience help clients get TechHired!

Maryland Workforce Exchange

The Maryland Workforce Exchange is a site which allows businesses to create free online accounts to:

  • Define skills and post jobs to find potential candidates
  • Set up a Virtual Recruiter search agent to automatically find candidates within the system that match the job skills you need
  • Seek out education and training options
  • Research labor market information on salaries and economic data
  • Find local and regional workforce development centers and resources
  • Communicate with job seekers, case managers, training providers, and others within the system email and message center.

To learn more about Carroll County’s National Designation as a TechHire Community and how you and/or your company can play a role, please contact Chris Abell at 443.244.1262 or send an email to chris@carrolltechcouncil.org.

For information about how your training organization can play a role or for student training options, please contact Libby Trostle at 410.386.8095 or send an email to ltrostle@carrollcc.edu.
Information regarding TechHire on the National stage can be found by clicking here!