What are we doing?
Valley Technology Outreach has set out on a mission to turn Western Massachusetts into the technology capital of the Northeast. We plan on achieving this goal by building one of the most dynamic and fluid training programs ever offered that will allow our curriculum to respond to market demand in close to real time. Working with groups that include inner city high school kids, underemployed college graduates, veterans returning from duty, and even employed individuals whose employers need them to improve their technical skills, we seek to solve the shortage of computer science professionals in not just Western Mass, but the entire region. Our plan includes building bridges between private, public, non-profit, education, and start-up sectors like has never been done before, setting each of them up to be significant stakeholders in the success of the program and therefore be highly motivated to participate in its development. We are currently in the mid stages of Phase I of our three phased approach to achieving ongoing sustainability. Currently we are seeking funding to reach our Phase I seed funding goal of $100,000. We are also seeking support in the form of introductions to entities or individuals who may be able to help us achieve our current funding goals or play a strategic role in the achievement of our larger goals.