INSIGHTS FROM THE TECH-IN-RESIDENCE CORPS
Industry-informed Courses for NYC’s High-Demand Tech Careers
In June 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new goal of doubling the number of New Yorkers who earn tech bachelor’s degrees from NYC public colleges by 2022. This $20 million initiative – known as “CUNY 2x Tech” – includes investments in new Computer Science faculty lines, expanded academic and career advising for Computer Science students, and support for more internship, co-op, and work-study programs.
Among the critical components of CUNY 2x Tech is the Tech-In-Residence Corps – a new model of industry-academic collaboration that addresses the problems of departmental capacity, obstacles to adjuncting, and students’ “applied knowledge” gaps by enabling more tech leaders to directly teach students the most in-demand skills needed for tech jobs in NYC.
One year since launch, the program consists of over 40 industry professionals representing 33 companies in NYC’s tech ecosystem – including Google, LinkedIn, Etsy, Bank of America, Bloomberg, StreetEasy and more. Learn about courses and the insights gained from year one.