RBTC Launches Inaugural ELITE Grant

Southwest Virginia – March 2021. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) proudly announces the inaugural ELITE grant launch, Virginia's first-ever work-based learning grant for mentored software developers. The Experiential Learning In Tech Employment (ELITE)...

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Engagement Matters, says Amanda Stuart

I think everyone can agree that 2020 was a year never expected. A year where many organizations rushed to implement a “plan” for telecommuting while ensuring employees felt safe, motivated, and valued. A year that HR professionals were put to the test; a test that no...

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2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Announced

From my perspective – bring on 2021!  I am sure we are all ready to close out 2020.  As we wind down 2020, we are focusing on RBTC plans for next year.  Yes, we will return to in-person events in 2021…eventually!  As I reflect on 2020, I am thankful for our sponsors...

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Being an RBTC Member is More Important Than Ever

To say 2020 has been different is an understatement as our way of life was destroyed in a time when most of us were enjoying prosperity and growth. Our world was turned upside down and the words “Zoom” and “pivot” became common in conversations. During this time,...

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The Value of Membership

Your membership works for you even if you never attend an event! In a year of social separation, does your membership provide value to you and your business?  As I work through membership renewals, I am sure many of our members ask this question.  Your membership...

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Developing a Destination for Talent

  The Developing a Destination for Talent program is a grant funded opportunity that connects with regional employers to bring them the best talent at Virginia Tech through internships and classroom-based projects. One of our current partners, Card Isle, has taken...

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A word from Joy Bhadury:

Broadband Access in SWVA: The Infrastructure We Need Joy Bhadury, Ph.D, Professor and Dean, Davis College of Business and Economics, Radford University To say that challenging times are upon our nation’s health, economy and society would probably be THE understatement...

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