About Tech Collective

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Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Technology Industry Association. We foster the growth, innovation, and economic momentum of Rhode Island’s high-tech industries and workforce. Collaborating with local and national government, industry, and academic partners, Tech Collective programs directly impact Rhode Island. 

Tech Collective's Mission is to Inspire, Engage, Educate, and Employ

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tech Collective derives its funding from membership, fundraising, and grant awards. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $12M in federal, state, and private grant funding. Awards and funding include Governor’s Workforce Board RI Industry Partnerships, Real Jobs RI, Ready to Work/ Tech Force RI, and national recognition with the state of Rhode Island from President Obama’s TechHire initiative.

Our Mission

Tech Collective’s mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a burgeoning technological and Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island through:

    Uniting industry, government and education 

    Raising technology awareness and participation

    Growing the economy through a high-skill, high-wage workforce pipeline with ample employment opportunities 

    Developing people personally and professionally

    Promoting strong, proactive, collaborative and leadership-driven technology industries



TechHire Rhode Island

 TechHire is currently comprised of 50 states, cities, and regions across the country who, through civic aggregation, are working to build an ecosystem where governments, employers, training providers and other stakeholders work together in collective action to achieve a unified goal – developing a pipeline of diverse, non-traditional talent to meet employers’ rapidly growing IT demands.

TechHire RI is creating opportunities for employees to advance themselves in the tech field. By providing job training to current employees in the workforce, it can be assured that Rhode Island's workforce is on the cutting edge of the industry, and will be for years to comeClick here to explore tech job opportunities in Rhode Island. 



Anchor and Enterprise Members

Tech Collective's Anchor and Enterprise Members invest in and contribute to the Rhode Island IT and Bioscience industry and community as a whole. Their generous support allows us to sustain and extend our programming in the areas of Industry and Workforce Development.


Tech Collective Anchor Member Alexion Pharmaceuticals          Tech Collective Anchor Member Amgen



Tech Collective Enterprise Member Amica Insurance          Tech Collective Enterprise Member FM Global

Affiliates and Partners:

Tech Collective works with organizations on local, regional, and national levels to connect our members, industry, and workforce development pipeline with the latest services and resources needed to drive innovation and growth. We serve as the Rhode Island State Affiliate for:

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Tech Collective is a member of the BIO Council of State Bioscience Associations                 Tech Collective is a member of the BIO Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes 


                                 Tech Collective is the RI Co-Affiliate for NCWIT


Tech Collective New England Biotech Association                Tech Collective is the TECNA RI Affiliate 


Tech Collective has also built relationships with:







About Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is the field of work dealing with computers and technology.  The primary goal of IT companies and divisions is to provide fast, easy, and efficient means of internal and external communication, via numerous technology products. There are four main sectors of IT, each of which are comprised of several subsectors and specialty areas that professionals can choose to focus on. They are: Network Systems, Information Support and Services, Programming and Software Development, and Interactive Media. Read Tech Collective's "Why IT Works" Rhode Island IT Skills Gap Study


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