MHTA – MHTA will kick off 2015 with the return of a popular Lunch and Learn program aimed at answering member questions about the R&D Tax Credit. The credit is designed to encourage investment in innovation by offering companies tax credits on expenses related to research and development.
Lunch & Learn January 7th: Understanding the R&D Tax Credit
SciTech site visit yields nice surprise
MHTA – Anyone who’s ever tried to keep track of college students after graduation knows what a challenge it can be to keep up with where they are professionally. Last Thursday, SciTechsperience Program Director, Becky Siekmeier, visited Intertech, an IT consulting and training company in Eagan, to meet the company’s current SciTech intern, Saed Abdi (above right). Upon arriving, Siekmeier was delighted to be met in the lobby by a former SciTechsperience intern, Nick Rubey (above left).
The Nerdery launches local school for software engineers
MHTA – Twin Cities-based custom software company The Nerdery has launched Prime Digital Academy, a school for software engineers. Prime will feature an intense, immersive accelerated learning program dedicated to helping smart, driven learners get up to speed for entry-level jobs in software engineering.
Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans of Technology Companies, New Survey by TECNA and MHTA Reveals
MHTA – Technology companies across the country say they intend to hire new staff over the next 12 months, but those plans may be sidetracked by a continuing shortage of qualified tech talent, according to a new survey released today by the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
Support Computer Science Education Week – Three ways to get involved!
This week marks Computer Science Education Week Dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science, the week was chosen to recognize the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.