Industries face shortage of IT workers, ever-evolving technology demands
As Missouri’s economy heads further into the 21st century, companies of all sectors may a face crisis in the coming years. The impending crisis: a shortage of tech industry workers.
For business leaders, the shortage already is being felt around the state.
Academia and state leaders suggest relief may be on the way. Professors at Missouri’s colleges and universities said enrollment in IT programs are booming. State leaders hope changes made by a pair of task forces will prepare the state’s workforce for the decades ahead…
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Startup Corner: Kari Hamra and Sarah Howey, SelectSitter App
We’re streamlining the booking process and creating a one-stop shop for finding and sharing sitters. SelectSitter saves parents time and provides a network of sitters their friends already use, trust and recommend.
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Conversation With Chrystal Irons, Director of MSU’s Small Business & Technology Development Center
SBTDC is part of a statewide network, and actually a national network. In the state of Missouri, we partner with University of Missouri to create our own center at Missouri State University. We are funded by a grant by the Small Business Administration and through support from the university, we provide one-on-one consulting services to people who are in business or who want to start a business at no additional cost to them. Our office serves 16 counties in southwest Missouri.
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ITEN & Missouri SBTDC Announce Partnership to Strengthen Impact on Tech Entrepreneurs
ITEN (www.itenstl.org) and the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) (www.missouribusiness.net/sbtdc/) are excited to announce a new partnership aimed at enhancing and broadening services for the startup and early stage companies they serve.
“ITEN’s programs and expertise working with scalable tech-based companies will be extremely helpful as we see an increasing number of companies with technology as a key component of their business model. This partnership will strengthen our understanding of those resources and be able deploy them for the clients more effectively”
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