Northwest NC is building a new generation of tech talent. Nestled in the foothills and high country of the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC Tech Paths is blazing a trail to the digital economy, leveraging world-class broadband, natural beauty, and burgeoning talent.
To solve a business objective for North Carolina employers – the gap in supply of tech talent
To solve a career objective for the emerging and existing workforce – accessing high-growth, high-pay jobs
To solve a community economic development objective of Northwest NC – revitalizing the local economy and downtowns
To solve a social imperative – bridging demographic inequities, including the rural-urban divide, that limit inclusiveness in the digital economy
Five reasons employers should target Northwest NC when building their tech workforce of the future:
A birth-to-career educational pipeline and adult reskilling portfolio to prepare, mentor, and connect a new generation of rural tech talent.
A national network of employer partners to shape curricula, promote careers, and hire remote employees out of NC Tech Paths partner programs.
Remote Tech Outposts with walkability to local coffee shops to provide low-cost satellite “outposts” for remote employees, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
Accelerator-style training, capital, and mentoring for tech entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or IPO their tech venture.
NC Tech Paths is a non-profit corporation dedicated to establishing Northwest North Carolina as a national leader in fostering rural inclusion in the digital economy through a variety of workforce development, employer partnerships, and entrepreneurial support interventions, all of which allow our neighbors to live, train, and remain in the area.