Tech Collective’s mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a burgeoning technological and Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island through:

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http://www.tech-collective.org/images/Tech_Collective/blue%20square%202.jpg Raising technology awareness and participation

http://www.tech-collective.org/images/Tech_Collective/blue%20square%202.jpg 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.