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Initiative Aims to Fill High-Tech Talent Gap

Norfolk State University has signed on to an initiative by Gov. Ralph Northam to help create a talent pool of high tech graduates. Under the Tech Talent Investment program, Norfolk State, along with 10 other universities have agreed to produce 31,000 new computer science graduates over the next 20 years.

The initiative, announced Thursday, November 7, aims to create at least 25,000 new bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and related fields during that 20-year period. The impetus for the program grew out of Virginia’s proposal to Amazon, which will locate its second headquarters in Northern Virginia. To learn more about the initiative, click here.