Who are we?
- Tech Collective is the technology industry association of Rhode Island. We are an Industry Partner with the Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island for the Information Technology and Bioscience industries. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we derive our funding from membership, fundraising and grant awards.
Tech Collective’s mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a burgeoning technological and Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island through:
Uniting industry, government and education
Raising technology awareness and participation
Cultivating existing and emerging IT and Bioscience sectors
Growing the economy through a high-skill, high-wage workforce pipeline with ample employment opportunities
Developing people personally and professionally
Promoting strong, proactive, collaborative and leadership-driven technology industries
We are accomplishing this mission through a driven focus on Workforce and Industry Development. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $6.3M in federal, state, and private grant funding to foster industry and workforce awareness, collaboration, and development through forums and initiatives including: the Tech10 awards, GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers.
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