Since his February 2021 appointment as the director of digital fluency at Franklin College, Andrew Rosner has engaged in networking and collaborating to strengthen connections to help the college’s students, alumni and employees thrive in the tech industry. Rosner’s engagement with TechPoint, a nonprofit that brings together Indiana’s tech companies, philanthropies, government, colleges/universities and talent to create opportunities throughout the state, is central to the effort.
Rosner represents Franklin College on the TechPoint Board, and he co-leads a new subcommittee, the Tech Talent Council. Its purpose is to lift industry voices and help identify industry priorities for the ecosystem. Tech ecosystems need resources like talent, innovation, companies, capital, community, promotion, research and policy, and attracting, harnessing and coordinating these resources is critical for success, says the TechPoint website.
Rosner added an additional level of engagement to his association when he was selected for the inaugural TechPoint Leadership Academy, an initiative launched in October 2022. The academy’s cohort-based learning program will aim to address needs specific to Indiana’s tech industry with focus on providing current and aspiring managers of people and/or projects with opportunities to grow skills in key professional areas such as communication and collaboration, employee lifecycle management and engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion, and financial acumen.
Rosner participates in training sessions, project work and discussion panels alongside Indiana’s up-and-coming tech leaders, as well as learns from experienced facilitators, diverse panelists and esteemed speakers. Each experience enables networking and facilitates coaching and mentoring opportunities.
“I’m extremely grateful to Franklin College for the opportunity to participate in these amazing programs from TechPoint. TechPoint has been a wonderful partner as we develop our digital fluency initiative on campus. The connections made with leaders in Indiana’s tech ecosystem will create valuable opportunities for FC students in and out of the classroom,” Rosner said.
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POSTED Jan 5, 2023