Young professional development here at The Hampton Roads Chamber is an area we take pride in as we are proud to serve this region as an Inspiring Ignitor and Powerful Economic Partner. We look forward to the ongoing success of Loudoun Education Foundation.
Ask any tech industry professional in Virginia and they’ll tell you: hiring ain’t easy.
The commonwealth has more than 30,000 unfilled computer science positions. That’s thousands of well-paying jobs ready for the taking if only qualified people would come along. Business leaders throughout Virginia have called the tech talent gap one of their top concerns and biggest obstacles to growing their business.
The Loudoun Education Foundation got good news on this front in 2020, when the Growth and Opportunity in Virginia, aka GO Virginia, a statewide economic development initiative based in Richmond, awarded it a $2.4 million grant to fund the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline initiative. The money helped create a comprehensive computer science program for public school systems in Loudoun County and Chesapeake. The grant funds grades 6-12, and each school system has provided the funding to expand the program down to the elementary level and qualified people would come along. Business leaders throughout Virginia have called the tech talent gap one of their top concerns and biggest obstacles to growing their business.
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