Senator Lesser Congratulates Springfield's Tech Foundry on Receiving Workforce Development Award

“Tech Foundry has established itself as a respected and trusted partner for local businesses who can rely on the training it provides,” Lesser said

Springfield — Senator Eric P. Lesser congratulated Tech Foundry, an employer initiative in Springfield to train students for careers in information technology (IT), for receiving a 2017 John Gould Education and Workforce Development Award on Friday.

“Tech Foundry has established itself as a respected and trusted partner for local businesses who can rely on the training it provides. I am proud that a Springfield business has received this much-deserved recognition, and that the city continues to attract this level of serious investment because of the talent and skills we have here,” said Lesser, Chairman of the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee.

Tech Foundry, founded in 2013, has trained more than 100 people ranging from high school students to older workers — many from underserved and at-risk populations — to meet the accelerating demand for qualified IT workers in Western Massachusetts.

The Gould Award was presented to Tech Foundry by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts in Boston. The award was established in 1998 to recognize the contributions of individuals, employers and institutions to the quality of public education and to the advancement, employability and productivity of Massachusetts residents.

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