9 episodes

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.

    Episode 3: In-Demand Jobs Week

    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
    Episode 1: John W. Thompson, Microsoft

    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
    Episode 6: Hyland Partnership

    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
    Episode 5: ClipDart Mobile App Development

    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
    Episode 4: Diverse Technology Workforce-KeyBank

    Episode 4: Diverse Technology Workforce-KeyBank

    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."

    • 24 min

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