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Talent Resources

Talent and workforce continue to be in the list of top challenges facing technology companies in North Carolina. Quality talent recruitment, retention, engagement, and training programs are all key to having and keeping the right people in the right places. In addition to NC TECH programing and events around talent and workforce development, several members have a focus on talent. There are also several government and non-profit talent resources to consider in evaluating full talent strategies.

Talent Partners

Diversity Movement

NC TECH has partnered with The Diversity Movement (TDM), a leader in diversity education, to support our members and our diversity + inclusion commitment. TDM helps organizations deliver real-word business outcomes through DEI. They deliver an employee experience product suite through digital learning, microvideos, consulting and certifications. NC TECH members receive a discount on training offerings described on the NC TECH | The Diversity Movement partner page.


NC TECH is proud to partner with reacHIRE to bring talent solutions to NC TECH member companies, supporting their talent, diversity, equity and inclusion goals. reacHIRE helps companies through two main programs:

Returnships – accessing hidden talent pools of professionals ready to return to the workforce after a career break.

Aurora – supporting, energizing, and retaining female employees through team-based community building, leadership and 10-Minute Career Workouts .


NC TECH has numerous members that focus on or provide programs addressing talent and workforce development. NC TECH members, is there a fellow member company listed here that could help you with your talent needs? Contact Andrea Fleming for assistance making a member-to-member connection.

Focus on Talent

NC TECH hosts virtual Focus on Talent sessions each month. The topics center around talent and workforce development and feature subjects such as tech training, apprenticeships, hiring tech-trained veteran talent, diversity and inclusion, and more. Access past Focus on Talent webinars. 

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Additional Resources

(State, Federal, Nonprofit Programs) 

Apprenticeship NC

Division of NC Community Colleges, Apprenticeship NC works with companies to create and structure apprenticeship programs custom designed to meet the needs of the employer.

Family Forward NC

Family Forward NC provides resources and support for companies to move to more family-friendly policies, cultures and built spaces. Launching in 2022, the organization is launching a Family Forward NC Employer Certification program.

FIRST Robotics (NC TECH Member)

First North Carolina is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. With the help of sponsors and volunteers, First runs programs such as Lego League, Tech Challenge and Robotics Competitions for hands on experiences for students age 4-18.


One area of myFutureNC’s mission is to prepare North Carolina for the future through promoting alignment between educational opportunities and business/industry needs. NC TECH has worked with myFutureNC to identify in-demand, tech-specific certifications and licenses which can then be shared with educational institutions for curriculum development. The overall work of the organization is to ensure that by 2030, by 2030, 2 million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree.

Microsoft Military Affairs (Member)

Microsoft manages and funds the Military and Software Systems Academy, a technical training program to empower transitioning service members into meaningful careers in tech. Some graduates are hired as Microsoft Employees, while others are placed with companies in their Hiring Partner Network.


Navigator, a tool designed to connect classroom learning to career learning. Employers can post work-based learning opportunities such as job shadowing and internships as well as guest speakers for classrooms. NC educators and workforce development professionals can then connect students with opportunities for career exploration and real-world learning outside of the classroom.


A public-private partnership to educate employers on the value and processes for hiring veterans, and hosts employment summits and hiring events. NC4ME also has a program to assess your organizations military-friendliness.