Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business is an action-oriented partnership of business and academic institutions that develops the talent needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
The Capital Region is one of the nation’s leading hubs for digital tech employment and is expected to add more than 130,000 digital tech job opportunities over the next five years.
Employers across all industries—from government and healthcare, to the arts and energy—hire workers who can couple their diverse educational backgrounds with the top tech skills to succeed in today’s increasingly digital economy.
130,000+ digital tech job opportunities
over the next 5 Years
Amplify Your Success
Digital Technology Credential
Gain in-demand capabilities to get the most out of your field of study, designed for students in all majors in partnership with Capital Region universities and preeminent businesses.
Distinguish your education and talent with:
Essential technical skills sought by leading employers
Access to top executives and changemakers
Mentorships, internships, insights on the job market and other opportunities to fuel your growth potential
The Capital CoLAB’s Credentials
Offered by select universities in the region
The Generalist credential is geared towards non-STEM majors to prepare students for job roles that require an understanding of data analysis and visualization as well as data security.
This credential is geared towards STEM majors to prepare students for jobs involving specialized technical skills. Tracks include cybersecurity, machine learning, data analytics, and cloud computing.
Facts about Tech in the Capital Region
#2Capital Region’s rank among top U.S. tech hubs based on digital tech workers as a share of total workforce.
#3Capital Region’s rank among top U.S. tech hubs based on employment
$104,300Median salary of digital tech occupations in the region
$89,600Median salary of digital tech occupations in the United States
Credential Student Opportunities
By taking a selection of classes in conjunction with your major, you can participate in the Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program. Digital Tech Credential students are targeted for recruitment by CoLAB companies and provided access to exclusive professional development opportunities.
Engagement with senior executives
Priority interviews for internships
Priority interviews for jobs
...and much more!
Digital Tech Job Facts
Employer Demand for Digital Tech-Related Credentials in Job Postings
Share of Credentials Held by Digital Tech Workers in the Capital Region
How We’re Doing It
The Capital CoLAB is an action-oriented partnership, established in 2018 by the Greater Washington Partnership, of businesses and academic institutions that execute initiatives to develop the talent needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
This collaboration will reinforce the value of strong partnerships between academic institutions, industry, and government, and connect the region to bring innovations to life.