This year, various entities throughout Maryland and DC are coming together to level up the Free State’s workforce and entrepreneurial opportunities.
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), a tech and life sciences interest group based in Frederick, officially teamed up with OneTen, the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition and the Federal Lab Consortium to grow career opportunities, digital connectivity and tech transfer in the state — all of which the orgs’ leaders hope will help diversify the sector.
OneTen, a DC-based organization that works to connect Black professionals without four-year degrees into well-paying roles, will work with MTC to advocate for dropping four-year degree requirements in hiring. With the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, MTC will host forums for policymakers, community leaders and residents on closing the digital divide. And together with the Federal Lab Consortium in DC, MTC will host meetings and events connecting entrepreneurs and founders with federal labs in the hope of boosting economic development via tech transfer.
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