UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students, faculty and staff across all Penn State campuses will now have free access to virtual technology programming provided by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP), thanks to a newly expanded partnership with TCCP spearheaded by Penn State Harrisburg, a longtime member of the council.
TCCP connects members and organizations to promote technology and fuel economic development in the central Pennsylvania region. TCCP began its efforts to support and promote tech within Central PA in 1996 and has grown to provide a variety of more programs that bring the latest in technology to the University community.
“We value our strong partnership of more than 20 years with TCCP that now allows us to work together with the technology community across the state, unleashing tremendous potential for Pennsylvania to thrive," said David M. Callejo Pérez, interim chancellor and dean at Penn State Harrisburg.
Alexis Gosik, president and chief executive officer of the TCCP, echoed the sentiment.
"TCCP is thrilled by this expanded partnership with Penn State," Gosik said. "This collaboration symbolizes a union between academic expertise, lifelong learning and industry innovation — a synergy that that holds the promise of continuing to advance our region's technological landscape."
The expanded partnership focuses on creating opportunities to prepare students for future careers by exposing them to various programs in tech. Faculty and staff are encouraged to include the TCCP programs within their coursework assignments and student projects. Students can access the TCCP programs through promotional codes provided on the Penn State TCCP website. Codes are provided for each campus and are accessible with a valid Penn State e-mail address. Faculty and staff can also access the programs and other benefits using the promotional codes by creating a TCCP account. Contact TCCP via email at [email protected].
Some of the programs available to the University include:
- Tech Talks — virtual sessions on a variety of topics such as case studies, keynote speakers, and news within central Pennsylvania
- Tech Works — a forward-facing recurring event focused on human resources topics
- Women in Tech — a quarterly virtual breakfast, each focusing on a special topic. The February session will highlight Miss Pennsylvania, Miranda Moore and her career in STEM
- Peer Learning Groups — a recurring event co-facilitated by subject matter experts in various fields that focuses on peer learning, discussion of current trends, and more
- "Let’s Talk TCCP" — a recurring meeting focused on the benefits of membership with TCCP
- Women in Tech Mentoring Program — a program focused on pairing women established in their careers with selected mentees to focus on special topics each month, either by virtual connection, hybrid or in person
“We are grateful to the leadership at Penn State Harrisburg — Vahid Motevalli, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs; Sharareh 'Sherri' Kermanshachi, associate vice chancellor for research; and Roderick Lee, associate professor of information systems — as well as Alexis Gosik, president and CEO of the Technology Council, for helping the University not only to share valuable resources but also to advance our land grant mission,” said Margo Dellicarpini, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.