NASCIO Members and Conference Attendees Give Back to Nashville, Host City of the 2019 Annual Conference

LEXINGTON, Ky., October 29, 2019 — The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) provided a $9,374 donation to the Apprenti TN education and apprenticeship program. The program, a part of the Nashville Technology Council, has a mission of bridging the gap for segments of the population who have the aptitude to learn a technical skill but have not had the opportunity. Donations were collected during the NASCIO Annual Conference in Nashville through the Give Back program to thank the host community. NASCIO state, corporate and nonprofit members donated through individual contributions and NASCIO provided a matching donation.

Apprenti Tennessee, the first technology-focused apprenticeship program in Tennessee, is unlike internships or traditional job training options. Apprenti Tennessee combines paid on-the-job training and education with placement in highly skilled, salary-competitive occupations. The program works with the tech industry to identify mid-tier jobs ready to be filled by highly competent people regardless of educational background. Apprenti Tennessee actively recruits women, minorities, and veterans to aid in diversifying the tech industry, but everyone is eligible and encouraged to apply.

“The NTC Foundation is grateful for our Apprenti TN program to be the NASCIO 2019 Give Back recipient,” said Sandi Hoff, NTC Foundation Executive Director. “These donations will allow Apprenti TN to further identify the underemployed in our region who have the aptitude to learn a tech skill and provide them the opportunity to learn those skills and move into higher paying tech jobs.

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