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As businesses become increasingly more data-focused, the need for quality IT talent, along with programs that cultivate a passion for technology into a career, is growing exponentially.

The ability to understand and use efficient coding languages helps diversify and strengthen job applicants. Two local programs, the Software Craftsmanship Guild and Tech Corps, aim to bridge the gap between traditional classroom education and hands-on tech skills sought by employers to build a new tech workforce with the aptitude and dedication to succeed.


In this episode of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network Podcast, we chat with Software Craftsmanship Guild founder Eric Wise, Jennie Zamberlan of Avantia Incorporated and Lisa Chambers of Tech Corps about the benefits of an education in coding, the importance of engaging children in technology-based activities, and the opportunities that exist for others to shift their career toward the IT space.

Direct download: Coding-Final.mp3
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Every entrepreneur wants to see his/her small business grow. But what does it take to make this happen, especially if you’re a busy business owner with limited resources?

In this JumStart panel discussion, three recent graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program frankly discuss how they've navigated these challenges and the valuable insights they've gained as a result.

This event was sponsored by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.

Direct download: SpringForward-Final.mp3
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