The reality is that the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area has abundant and well regarded programs and world-class career opportunities at Fortune 100, 500, and 1,000 companies for students interested in these fields
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
TechOlympics Expo 2012 will be held on March 2-4 at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati.
Teams from approximately 40 high schools around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region will have a chance to compete in 16 tech-based events and an inter-school “Technology Showcase” for a chance to win the coveted INTERalliance Cup.
Students will be encouraged to meet and compete with other students interested in high technology fields, with sessions offered in robotics, 3D animation, web and game design and mobile apps creation. Area universities, including University of Cincinnati, Miami University and Northern Kentucky University, will showcase college scholarship opportunities and information about technology majors. Area high tech employers will also be on hand to meet students and answer questions about careers in high tech fields in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.
The three-day event is presented by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, a collaborative effort of Greater Cincinnati regional businesses and educators interested in creating an environment that gives local young IT talent a compelling reason to stay in southwest Ohio both for college and their careers.
“Too often really bright talent from our area seek education or career fulfillment in other high-tech regions of the country,” said Jim Scott, chairman of the Board of Directors of INTERalliance and CIO, KnowledgeWorks. “The reality is that the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area has abundant and well regarded programs and world-class career opportunities at Fortune 100, 500, and 1,000 companies for students interested in these fields.”
“The interesting thing about the “brain drain” we have discovered is that our kids ultimately come back to this area to settle into tech careers and raise families, but first they spend their early careers in other locales. And without exception it is because they did not realize what they sought was right in their own backyards to begin with,” said Doug Arthur, INTERalliance Executive Director and Director, Alliances Program / Business Partners at Atos. “This is a great opportunity to expose youth talent to our vibrant tech community, create mentorships, internships and offer a clear pathway to world-class challenges, compensation, and career growth that compete well with other technology corridors around the USA.”
Online student registration for the event is now open at http://www.techolympics.org/. Participating high schools are encouraged to select a Faculty Coordinator/Coach to help coordinate the students’ efforts. The student registration fee of $150 covers a three-day conference Expo wristband, all costs for Friday and Saturday night hotels rooms, all meals from dinner Friday to lunch Sunday, one official TechOlympics Expo 2012 t-shirt, and all activity fees and awards. Financial aid is available to students who apply.
For more information please visit the TechOlympics website at http://www.interalliance.org or contact Kyle Gundrum kyle(dot)gundrum(at)interalliance(dot)org or Doug Arthur doug(dot)arthur(at)interalliance(dot)org. You can also find more information on the TechOlympics Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TechOlympics) and on Twitter @TechOlympics.