New Jersey Technology Council and SetFocus Announce Bridging the Gap Technology Scholarship

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Technology Scholarship to address the growing gap between the needs of businesses and the skills of workers. Full tuition to the SetFocus Master’s Program, a job-specific, hands-on training program, for individuals seeking long-term careers in database development or .NET programming.

Individuals, with a financial need, who demonstrate an aptitude for technology, a passion for learning and the desire for a sustainable IT career should apply.

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) has partnered with SetFocus, a IT Career Transitional School, to launch the Bridging the Gap Technology Scholarship. This scholarship is an opportunity for talented individuals to participate in the SetFocus Master’s Program, a combination of hands-on training and career mentoring, designed to develop career potential and marketable professional skills for those seeking or pursuing careers in applications and database development.

Individuals, with a financial need, who demonstrate an aptitude for technology, a passion for learning and the desire for a sustainable IT career should apply. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2012. Full eligibility details and an “on-line” application are available at http://www.njtctechdirectory.info/Default.aspx?pageId=1271215.

“The New Jersey Technology Council has supported workforce development as a critical element in enhancing New Jersey’s stature as a destination for technology companies” says Maxine Ballen, CEO and President, NJTC. “Working with SetFocus to develop the Bridging the Gap Technology Scholarship is an example of how the technology community can work together to ensure high tech companies can find candidates with the skills they need to grow their businesses.”

“We applaud the work that NJTC and the Technology and Entrepreneurism Talent Network are doing in New Jersey to foster education as the pathway to IT employment,” stated SetFocus President Jerry Masin. “We hope that the Bridging the Gap Technology Scholarship will advance the idea that economic viability is the outcome of learning, growth and job sustainability.”

About NJTC
The NJTC, founded in 1996, represents the state’s dominant technology sectors. The NJTC provides access to capital both human and financial, serves as an advocate in DC and Trenton and continues to reaffirm New Jersey’s current status as one of the top tier destination states for technology.

About SetFocus
SetFocus was founded with the premise that everyone deserves a good education and a good job. Since 1997, we have been delivering on-site and virtual job-specific training programs combined with career counseling services to allow individuals to achieve economic viability by learning new technologies, building their employment brand and maintaining job sustainability.

Over the past 15 years, our proven formula has propelled the careers of more than 2,300 IT professionals.

A Microsoft Learning Solutions partner, SetFocus was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and has been ranked among Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies and New Jersey’s Top 50 Fastest growing companies. SetFocus has also earned the NJ Smart Workplace Award for application of its proprietary videoconferencing technology -- The GRID®.

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