1. Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

    Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

    Tech Foundry is a new style of education. It’s a nonprofit that teaches high school seniors technical and workplace skills, but its curriculum was developed in partnership with tech companies. The students learn the skills the company would want in an entry-level employee. Director of Operations Natalie Sacco said the target student is someone graduating high school who is unsure of their next step. Maybe college isn’t the right choice. Students could choose Tech Foundry’s summer program “instead of a four-year college, which is something that is sort of crammed down everyone’s throats,” she said.

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    1. If someone had stopped me (before getting my MBA), maybe I would've done something different instead of getting this enormous amount of debt.
    2. What (Springfield) needs is something to become — our new identity.
    3. Even if (Tech Foundry) were wildly successful, it's a small dip in what's needed.
    4. Every sort of help that we could even think of has shown up.
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