Connecticut Technology Talent Advisory Committee
The Technology Talent Advisory Committee is legislatively tasked with three actions:
- Calculate the number of “software developers and other persons” (A) employed in tech-based fields where there is a shortage of qualified employees and (B) employed by businesses located in Connecticut as of December 31, 2016
- Develop pilot programs to recruit tech talent to Connecticut and train residents of the state in tech-based skills with the goal of increasing the number of skilled technology workers in the state
- Identify other tech industries where there is a shortage of qualified employees in this state
Advisory Committee Members
The Technology Talent Advisory Committee consists of the following members:
Commissioner Catherine Smith, Chairman
Commissioner, Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Dr. Ken Colwell
Central Connecticut State University
Doors to Explore
The Business Council of Fairfield County
iTech Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Alex Schwarzmann
University of Connecticut
Taylor Van Antwerp
CT Technology Council
FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
Connecticut Technical High School System
Past Meeting Notes and Presentations
Tech Talent Survey
In order to determine the greatest gaps in tech talent, the Tech Talent Advisory Committee sent a survey to employers across the state asking them of their current and future hiring needs, as it relates to technical skills and tech jobs.
Pursuant to Section 32-7p of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Technology Talent Advisory Committee submitted a full report
to the Commerce, Education, Higher Education, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees. This report contains information about the committee’s pilot programs, number of technology-based workers targeted for recruitment, and timeline/measures for reaching the recruitment target.