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For more than 25 years, TECH CORPS has worked to ensure K through 12th grade students in the United States have equal access to technology programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college or career.

Founder’s Focus invites you along for the journey as we examine technology and how it impacts the way we work and live.

Founder's Focus Gary Beach

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For more than 25 years, TECH CORPS has worked to ensure K through 12th grade students in the United States have equal access to technology programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college or career.

Founder’s Focus invites you along for the journey as we examine technology and how it impacts the way we work and live.

    Season 3, Episode 1: Tech Trailblazers with Marjorie Mendez

    Season 3, Episode 1: Tech Trailblazers with Marjorie Mendez

    Welcome to an electrifying new season of the Founder's Focus podcast! Join our host, Gary Beach, the founder of TECH CORPS, to bring you another insightful conversation.
    Gary dives deep into the tech world with Marjorie Mendez, a distinguished TECH CORPS alum and Nationwide Senior Technology Analyst. Together, they explore Marjorie's fascinating journey into the realm of technology.
    Listen in as Marjorie shares her experiences, shedding light on the challenges she encountered and triumphed over in a predominantly male-driven industry. Discover how she defied the odds and proudly stands among the 8% of Hispanics shaping the landscape of technology careers today.
    So, whether you're a seasoned tech enthusiast or simply curious about the journey of underrepresented voices in the industry, this episode promises to be both enlightening and inspiring.
    Tune in, engage, and let's embark on this enlightening journey together. Welcome to the Founder's Focus podcast.

    • 32 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: In-Demand Jobs Week

    Season 2, Episode 3: In-Demand Jobs Week

    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.  

     

    • 58 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: International Women’s Day

    Season 2, Episode 2: International Women’s Day

    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.

    • 40 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: John W. Thompson, Microsoft

    Season 2, Episode 1: John W. Thompson, Microsoft

    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!

    • 24 min
    Season 1, Episode 6: Hyland Partnership

    Season 1, Episode 6: Hyland Partnership

    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!

    • 48 min
    Season 1, Episode 5: ClipDart Mobile App Development

    Season 1, Episode 5: ClipDart Mobile App Development

    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.

    • 34 min

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