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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017

The State of Illinois to Build a Digital-Ready Workforce
Partnership with the IoT Talent Consortium to Offer Data Science Training to Illinois Workers and Learners, with Cybersecurity Training Next in the Pipeline

Chicago, IL - The State of Illinois and the IoT Talent Consortium (IoTTC) today announced a partnership to deliver education curricula designed to further Illinois' goal of transforming into a "smart state" by using advanced technologies to deliver services better and more efficiently.

This new collaboration will provide an affordable, state-of-the-art option for individuals interested in working in the IT industry, beginning with the growing field of data analytics, and provide a mechanism for employers to ensure a pipeline of talent in Illinois.

“Illinois’ partnership with IoTTC supports our commitment to building and growing a strong digital economy,” said Illinois Deputy Governor Leslie Munger. “These courses will help train our workforce to prepare them for jobs of the future and bring jobs back to Illinois.”

The training partnership will serve to strengthen Illinois' economy. While the Internet of Things (IoT) that connects people, processes, things and data is rapidly expanding; there is a lack of qualified candidates trained to work in the many specialty areas of the IT industry.

"Our partnership with the IoT Talent Consortium will strengthen efforts to grow Illinois' digital economy. As we expand innovation and technology in our state, it is crucial to also build a workforce to support those initiatives. Training programs, such as this one, will build our pool of technical talent in Illinois

For more information, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/doit/media/Pages/IoTTC.aspx.



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