NEC launches Manchester Tech Crawl to promote ‘Silicon Millyard’

Tour of tech firms aims to encourage students to stay in NH

New England College students will be participating in the first Manchester Tech Crawl on Wednesday, Nov. 13, hosted by the school’s Institute of Art and Design in partnership with the New Hampshire Tech Alliance.

The goal of the event, which will give students the opportunity to visit tech companies such as Oracle, Geneia, GYK, York.IE, Minim, Orbit, Adored WiFi, is to retain more young professionals in the Manchester area after graduation.

The tech crawl will also help students identify a fit for their skills in areas such as user experience and user interaction design, graphic design, data analytics, health and informatics, computer information systems, communications, business and engineering. By exposing students to Manchester’s rising tech industry, the program aims to match students with companies where they may apply for internships and job opportunities while still working on their degrees, said Lindsay Coats, NEC’s director of career and alumni affairs.

In doing so, she said, students will be encouraged to remain in New Hampshire post-graduation, having built roots in the state.

For more information about the Tech Crawl, visit the Silicon Millyard website.

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