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Tech Foundry Awarded $4,000 Sponsorship from NUVO

SPRINGFIELD — Tech Foundry, the leading nonprofit IT workforce-training program in the Pioneer Valley, recently received sponsorship support for its upcoming fall training program from NUVO, a division of Merchants Bank, located in Springfield.

The Tech Foundry fall training class is already underway and is training 32 students from Springfield and other cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley and as far away as Nashua, N.H.

The support from NUVO continues to demonstrate the need for IT workforce training in the financial-services sector. In the letter from NUVO announcing its sponsorship of Tech Foundry, the bank cited the “work and vision of Tech Foundry” for training students.

“Financial-services companies such as NUVO understand the importance of a highly skilled and motivated IT workforce,” said Dale Janes, regional president of NUVO, a division of Merchants Bank. “To continue to grow our bank and the entire Pioneer Valley economy requires a highly skilled IT workforce, and entrepreneurial organizations such as Tech Foundry are at the epicenter of this training.”

Over the past year, Tech Foundry has placed several students into a variety of entry-level jobs across the region. Students have been placed in jobs with financial-services companies and other industries such as healthcare, IT-related startups, and others.

“Support from a company such as NUVO demonstrates the important place that Tech Foundry holds in the region’s economic growth,” said Jonathan Edwards of Tech Foundry. “The bank understands that what we do is a two-way street. While we benefit from their support, their company and the entire region benefits from the work, training, and vision that Tech Foundry demonstrates every day as a return on investment.”

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