October 2017

JPMorgan Chase Partners with SPC to Develop Regional Tech Talent Pipeline

JPMorgan Chase has awarded a grant of $250,000 to develop a new program that will help local residents land jobs in Tampa Bay’s growing technology industry, while meeting the industry’s demand for skilled workers in this space.

In partnership with the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, SPC will provide classroom and online training for students looking for careers in technology, create a database of support tools and develop a website that links students and educators directly to local employers looking to fill open positions.

“This project is an example of how education, industry and workforce can come together to address the critical challenge most industries face – finding and retaining top talent,” said SPC President Tonjua Williams. “We are grateful to JPMorgan Chase for their investment.

Pictured: L-R: SPC Board Member Deveron Gibbons, JPMorgan Chase VP State Government Relations Rick Mahler, SPC President Tonjua Williams, JPMorgan Chase Executive Director of Banking Technology Clayton Schnelker, JPMorgan Chase VP Commercial Banking Kyle Thomas and SPC Board members Katherine Cole and Bill Foster

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