SC Tech to Host First Statewide Virtual Technology Career Fair
The SC Council on Competitiveness, SC Codes, and Tallo partner to host an online technology career fair on December 8, 2020
(Columbia, SC) SC Tech, an initiative of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council) is excited to announce an innovative virtual solution to power a statewide career fair, on December 8th, 2020, highlighting opportunities in South Carolina’s technology sector. Council partner, Tallo, has developed a new mobile experience, Ping by Tallo, that enables an intuitive matching system between talent and talent seekers.
Participating companies will have the ability to post openings and set job requirement priorities, including job experience, certification/degree level, and more in order to be matched with qualified job seekers within minutes. Ping uses a customized algorithm to not only match but also prioritize applicants based on the needs of the company. Companies can review matches, view resumes, and contact job seekers both during and after the December 8th event. This SC Tech Career Fair is open to all South Carolina technology companies, or companies seeking to fill technology positions, ranging from entry-level tech support to senior-level programmers and beyond.
“Talent acquisition is one of our biggest struggles in technology,” remarked Kim Christ, Director of SC Tech at the SC Council on Competitiveness. “Using the Ping app, we can intelligently connect job seekers with tech companies all across South Carolina based on the specific needs of both.”
There are 4,600+ talent users in SC who have indicated on their Tallo profiles that they are interested in the Information Technology field; and over the past few months, there have been over 13,000 conversations initiated between students/job seekers and colleges/companies on Ping.
Also partnering in the event is SC Codes, an online platform offering coding courses and mentorship opportunities to all South Carolinians. SC Codes provides free coding modules for all skill levels and brings its network of over 7,500 talented job seekers who are ready to be matched with companies.
Kaity Miller, SC Codes Program Director, says the event will be a win-win for the state. “This event will not only allow employers to easily connect with our large network of eager job seekers,” she says, “but it will also provide exciting opportunities for our learners to use their new-found skills in the workplace.”
Statewide partners of this event include the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, SC Codes, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and several other key players in workforce development. This event is powered by the SC Future Makers initiative, which has already introduced more than 100,000 students and job seekers to Tallo in South Carolina.
SC Council on Competitiveness President and CEO Susie Shannon is confident that this is just the start of the value that SC Tech will bring to the state’s growing technology cluster. “At the Council, collaboration is in our DNA,” said Shannon. “Partnering with SC Codes and Tallo to host events such as this one will give our state’s technology sector an edge in recruiting the very best talent to continue to grow our knowledge economy.”
Press Contact: Adrianne Beasley
Director of Strategy & Communications
SC Council on Competitiveness
About the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, business-led, nonprofit organization that drives South Carolina’s long-term economic growth by supporting the state’s key industry clusters and providing the research, network, and resources that industry clusters require to thrive. Clusters include both competitors and collaborators, and the resulting inter-cluster business environment fosters innovation. Innovation, in turn, spurs new business ventures. Learn more at www.sccompetes.org.
About SC Codes
SC Codes is a learning platform and coding community built to connect South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology. A collaboration powered by the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, SC Codes not only provides free access to technology education, it also connects, trains and empowers programmers across our state. Learn more at www.sccodes.org.
Tallo is the first online app that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Through a mobile digital portfolio, over one million students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities, receive personalized career guidance, match with over $20 billion in scholarships, and get directly connected with post-secondary institutions and companies looking for the next generation of talent. With Ping, Tallo’s event-focused web app designed to match students with employers and postsecondary institutions of interest, Tallo makes it even easier for the right people to connect at the right time – whether in-person or online. For more information, visit www.tallo.com