DRT Partners with Shorter College to Develop and Execute Government Consulting Curriculum

New relationship delivers real-world IT consulting knowledge to Shorter College students and faculty.

Arlington, VA – August 8, 2023 – Award-winning federal IT Modernization leader, DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT), announced today that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) with Shorter College of Little Rock, Arkansas to provide learning opportunities to students and faculty.  Specifically, DRT will plan and execute Government Consulting 101 and its New Associate Training and Education (NATE) program aimed to educate students and faculty on careers in the federal government consulting industry.  DRT and Shorter College’s goals for the partnership include:

  • Curriculum Development for entrepreneurial studies and computer science degree programs.
  • Resume and Interview Coaching to students and faculty, either led by DRT staff members or in conjunction with similar activities being led by Shorter College.
  • Mentoring selected students of the entrepreneurial studies and computer science degree programs. These students will be matched for a semester with a DRT leader.

“We believe that the professional development and education of young people provides immense value to communities, companies, and our clients,” said Susan Kidd, CEO at DRT Strategies.

“As such, we are happy to be partnered with Shorter College to now bring real-world technology and government consulting experiences to students who then can build meaningful careers and make positive contributions to our nation’s workforce.”

“Our board evaluated DRT Strategies’ experience, ethos, and energy to be aligned with our own values,” commented Dr. Jerome Green, President of Shorter College.

“We believe our new partnership will continue to serve our vision of providing a challenging teacher-learner environment that will create a holistic transformative individual who embodies Competency, Character, Culture, and Citizenship.”

About Shorter College

Shorter College is a private, faith-based, two-year liberal arts college located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Shorter College is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the only private, two-year HBCU in the nation.  The Mission of Shorter College is to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality education for students to accomplish their academic goals.

Shorter College offers associate degrees in six (6) major programs including Computer Programming and Entrepreneurial Studies.  Shorter College continues to expand its technology and business programs and facilities by pursuing grant funding to develop a Tech Center designed by the University of Arkansas architectural program.

Additionally, through a partnership with the Arkansas State Department of Community Corrections (ACC), Shorter College provides educational opportunities and promotes higher education as a way of impacting recidivism and instilling a vision for a better way of life. More information on Shorter College can be found at https://www.shortercollege.edu.

About DRT Strategies®

DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) is an award-winning technology innovator and leading digital transformation partner to large federal agencies and commercial clients for nearly 20 years.  The company is a ServiceNow™ Partner – Specialist, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner, UiPath Partner, SAFe Bronze Partner, Esri Bronze Partner, and holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certifications and has achieved CMMI-DEV Level 3.  DRT is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia. More information on the company can be found at www.drtstrategies.com.

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