Technology Solutions Competition
Sustainable Technology Solutions Competition
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 5 - 8 pm
Location: TCAT Smyrna | 663 Ken Pilkerton Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167
The creation of the Sustainable Technology Solutions Competition is a direct result of work by the Rutherford Works Tech Community. The purpose of the competition is to grow interest in tech careers and more specifically to attract non-traditional middle school “tech” students into Rutherford County high school CTE Networking, Cyber Security and Computer Science Pathways with the goal of increasing the number of students entering college and career tracks in the fields of Information Technology, Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
According to a new study released by the Tennessee Department of Economic Development in January 2019, the Nashville Metropolitan area has seen a 35% increase in the number of jobs created in the tech services career cluster. Nashville’s average annual wages for this industry cluster is $90,706 is 67% above the metro area’s average wage for all industries.
It is estimated that across the United States, 1.8 million tech jobs will go unfilled by 2024. Why? Because not enough students are studying in a tech services related pathway or program of study