Founder’s Focus
Episode 3: In-Demand Jobs Week

Episode 3: In-Demand Jobs Week

May 9, 2022

As part of In-Demand Jobs Week, TECH CORPS hosted a roundtable conversation bringing together state government leaders, including Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Development Director Lydia Mihalik, alongside TECH CORPS alumni, students, and business partners. The roundtable focused on the challenges and solutions facing individuals who will fill those in-demand tech jobs.  

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Season 2, Episode 2: International Women’s Day

Season 2, Episode 2: International Women’s Day

March 7, 2022

Our focus today is International Women's Day. A day to acknowledge and honor women around the world for the the contributions they make each day to society.   

In the spirit of International Women's Day, I thought it would be fitting to introduce you to one of our TECH CORPS team members who will be our guest host. 

Brenda Miller is TECH CORPS’ Communication and Marketing Specialists. She will be talking with a longtime TECH CORPS partner and educator, Deborah Maldonado.

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Episode 1: John W. Thompson, Microsoft

Episode 1: John W. Thompson, Microsoft

February 23, 2022

Founder’s Focus Podcast is kicking off its second season! TECH CORPS Founder Gary Beach has a candid conversation with Microsoft’s Former Chair and Lead Independent director … John W. Thompson. Listen along as they discuss corporate America’s responsibility to prepare K-12 students to fill the technology gap and more!

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Episode 6: Hyland Partnership

Episode 6: Hyland Partnership

December 6, 2021

Representatives from Hyland Software, Inc. and TECH CORPS discuss their technology education partnership. They share insights about how developing a meaningful strategy can impact students and corporations!

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Episode 5: ClipDart Mobile App Development

Episode 5: ClipDart Mobile App Development

October 21, 2021

Welcome to Episode 5 of Founder’s Focus. TECH CORPS is preparing to host its annual TECHCORPShack on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Akron, Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio. Students from all over the state will come together to learn how to program and build a mobile app in a nurturing and fun environment as they compete for prizes. Today we are speaking with Kyle Parker, founder of ClipDart, an on-demand barber app for those with minority hair textures. We hope his story will not only inspire our students, but anyone who sees a community need and believes a mobile app could help meet that need.

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Episode 4: Diverse Technology Workforce-KeyBank

Episode 4: Diverse Technology Workforce-KeyBank

September 28, 2021

In the final episode of our three-part series, TECH CORPS founder Gary Beach discusses corporate America's role in creating a more diverse technology workforce with Kim Snipes, EVP, CIO Consumer and Digital, KeyBank. "Retention is about investing," explained Snipes, "At KeyBank, we're tapping into a diverse population we already have and giving them opportunities in technology."

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Episode 3: Diverse Technology Workforce-State Auto

Episode 3: Diverse Technology Workforce-State Auto

September 21, 2021

Let's explore Part 2 of "What is Corporate America's role in creating a more diverse tech workforce?" TECH CORPS Founder Gary Beach discusses this question with State Auto Insurance Chief Information and Strategy Officer Greg Tacchetti.

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Episode 2: Diverse Technology Workforce-Nationwide

Episode 2: Diverse Technology Workforce-Nationwide

September 15, 2021

What is Corporate America's role in creating a more diverse tech workforce? TECH CORPS Founder Gary Beach explores this question with three industry professionals who share their vision along with actionable steps to achieve a more diverse tech workforce. Join us for the journey as we begin with Jermaine Henson, Vice President, Software Development Services at Nationwide.

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Episode 1: Navigating the Technology Pipeline

Episode 1: Navigating the Technology Pipeline

June 10, 2021

Welcome to the inaugural Founder's Focus Podcast. TECH CORPS founder, Gary Beach introduces us to Remesi Perez and Kasey Wilson two former TECH CORPS students who are pursuing their technology career dreams.
Learn what steps they took to navigate the technology pipeline and what they have learned about themselves along the way. 

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