Developing Tech Talent in Minnesota

The success of any business depends on the strength of its people. In today’s highly competitive technology market, attracting and retaining diverse teams with the technology skills needed to innovate and grow a business is of growing importance.

MnTech is committed to helping Minnesota’s technology-driven companies inspire, hire, develop, and retain exceptional talent. This means creating opportunities to share best practices, helping to develop new tech talent pipelines, and creating connection points for job seekers and employers as we cultivate the skilled, inclusive technology workforce Minnesota companies need for continued business success.

Many of Minnesota’s future workforce challenges are based on changing demographics and uneven labor force participation. With baby boomers leaving the tech workforce in large numbers over the next ten years, we need to think differently as to how we inspire our next generation to pursue STEM careers. We need to think differently as to how we engage historically overlooked and untapped sources of talent, how we attract new talent to Minnesota, and how we develop and retain talent once onboard.

The war for talent in the tech sector will only intensify, which is why addressing this issue is such a strategic imperative for the Minnesota Technology Association. Through events like our annual TechTalent conference, policy advocacy at the state and federal level, involvement on state workforce boards, and the ongoing work of MnTech’s Tech Talent community, we are tackling Minnesota’s talent gap head-on. Please join us as we work together to create the skilled, and more inclusive, tech workforce we aspire to see.