Project Title: Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance (TTWA): An Information Technology Sectoral Partnership
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: West and Middle Tennessee
Phase (applicant-defined): Phase 2 - Program Design
Award Amount: $15,368,492
Key Industry / Industries: Information Technology
Contact: Sean Hosman, President/Founder, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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Persevere will support local technology firms and provide good job opportunities by scaling its model for training justice-impacted Americans through intensive skills training and work-based learning. The Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance’s system is employer-driven, with employers including Banyan Labs, Epic Games, and ProTech committing to design curriculum, train instructors, provide on-the-job training opportunities and hire graduates. Persevere has also secured partnerships with the Tennessee Department of Correction to start training individuals who are currently incarcerated and with community-based organizations such as Ladies of Hope Ministries which has a history working with Google to foster tech pathways for formerly incarcerated women.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.