Old Dominion University (ODU) and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) are teaming up to help individuals across the region access tech careers.
Through the Tech Talent Initiative, ODU and SVHEC have created a career pathway that allows individuals in Southern Virginia to stay local while earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, and information technology. These careers are in-demand and offer individuals excellent pay and opportunities for advancement in a growing industry.
To provide more information, ODU and SVHEC hosted two virtual Tech Talent Q&A sessions in October 2021.
On Tuesday, October 26th, a Q&A session for high school students and their parents or guardians was held. To watch the recording visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGTiKjvkTR0&t=13s.
On Friday, October 29th, a virtual Q&A session for adult students, IT Academy completers, and career switchers was held. To watch the recording visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l6JkwRZl_E
During the Tech Talent Q&A sessions, ODU representatives provided program information, explained the differences between computer science, computer engineering, and information technology, and answered questions about applying to ODU.
SVHEC representatives were available to provide information on starting locally, and available SVHEC resources to support program success.