What We Do

How It Works

How Tech Valley Connect Works

Tech Valley Connect focuses on building both professional and personal ties to the area through networking. According to the Department of Labor, 70 percent of all people employed obtained their positions through networking. Much attention has been given to the two-career problem which has become a major challenge for PhD and professional hiring employers, costing anywhere from two-to-four times the salary for each professional hire they lose. Tech Valley Connect helps with placement of an accompanying spouse/partner by having formed a consortium of area employers who are committed to the dual career solution. In addition to the usual settling-in services such as information about the community, schools, and cultural opportunities, our program uses our consortium’s resources and arranges  “informational interviews” with highly placed professionals in the field of the partner. These informational discussions will serve as networking opportunities and valuable aids in accelerating the partner’s job search.

Ways to Partner

Consortium Member:

  • Businesses refer new hires and families into the program
  • Create individual portfolio of resources specific to family
  • Set up informational interviews for spouses needing dual career support
  • Conduct informational networking interviews for spouse/partner
  • Access to password-protected client resumes
  • Ability to have TVC link to new job listings
  • Invited to monthly social events
  • Host events
  • May submit articles to quarterly newsletter
  • Listed on marketing materials
  • Stay with family for one year meeting needs and challenges

 

Community Partner:

  • Associate membership status within regional partnership
  • Logo and link on TVC Website Partner and Resources pages
  • Invited to monthly social events to meet our new families
  • Conducts informational networking interviews for consortium spouse/partner
  • Listed as active; vetted Resource on TVC webpage which links back to company’s website
  • TVC links to new job listings within the member organization and has access to password-protected resumes
  • Opportunity to host events
  • May submit articles to quarterly newsletter(s) relevant to relocating families
  • Has logo and link on TVC website listing distinguishing features about the member organization
  • Listed on marketing materials as an active consortium member

 

Associate Membership:

  • Conducts informational networking interviews for consortium spouse/partner
  • Invited to monthly social events
  • TVC links to new job listings within the member organization and has access to password-protected resumes
  • Has logo and link on TVC website listing distinguishing features about the member organization
  • Listed on marketing materials as an active consortium member

 

Sponsorship:

  • Various levels available - Affords organizations direct exposure to high-end demographic of a newly relocated professional
  • Sponsor events – Businesses may choose to pick an upcoming Tech Valley Connect social event they wish to support

 

Resource:

  • Our website contains a Resources page where businesses can convey their “Wow” factors and explain their products or services.

Please contact us for more information about becoming part of our regional consortium.

 

Working With Us

If you decide to become part of this regional consortium, we would suggest you review your forecasted hiring for the coming year and then schedule a meeting with us to go over various membership levels that may fit your organization’s scenario.

Tech Valley Connect conducts an evaluation of an employer’s needs and discusses how best to fit our services, and then follows up with on-site orientations  for the organization’s leadership team to define expectations.

When making referrals, appropriate candidates can be those who are in the final selection process and/or those relocating who have accepted offers.

Once referred, Tech Valley Connect  makes contact within 24-48 hours.