Redstone's leadership has been heavily involved with the regional Information Technology Sector Board for the past six years. It has proven to be a win/win relationship. Board membership is made up of cross-industry IT executives from Fortune 500, government, medium and small size businesses.
Industry sector boards are involved in long-term efforts that integrate workforce and economic development strategies, taking into account new technology and factors expected to impact the industry. The board supports partnerships with business, industry, organizations, and educators to identify and solve regional workforce resource demands, competitive needs, and promote collaborative solutions to support a strong and vital workforce.
Specifically, through participation with the IT Sector Board, Redstone executives have:
IT Sector Board members have partnered on a number of training initiatives ranging from a series of soft-skills courses, to technical training for software development resources. Participating companies were able to take advantage of government funded training grants to further reduce their shared cost. This enabled regional companies to provide their teams with high-quality training that would have otherwise been cost-prohibitive for the individual firms.