Tech Team Solutions provides industry experience for HCC students

Paul McAllister, of Tech Team Solutions, and Alexis Ofori, HCC intern pose onsite

(August 29, 2018) – Tech Team Solutions of Hagerstown has partnered with the Internship and Job Services Office at Hagerstown Community College to provide learning opportunities outside of the classroom for students studying cybersecurity and information technology.

HCC alumni and classmates, Paul McAllister and Dave Cason, are the owners of Tech Team Solutions. McAllister is a retired dentist and former owner of Smile Design Center in Hagerstown. Upon retirement, McAllister took classes at HCC, where he and classmate Cason decided to open a start-up IT company. Tech Team Solutions has since grown to provide a wide array of services for its clients, as well as internship opportunities for HCC students to learn in the field and build their skills.

“Working with HCC students as interns just makes sense. We are able to provide the opportunity for students to be challenged with real-world issues and tasks in the field of information technology and cybersecurity in their own community,” said Paul McAllister, owner of Tech Team Solutions. “In return, we observe all the growth from their first day with us to their last day with us. Towards the end of the internship, some students are able to work on projects independently.”

Alexis Ofori, of Hagerstown, recently graduated from HCC with an associate degree in cybersecurity. During the program, she completed an internship at Tech Team Solutions. This experience enabled her to accept a position at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport, implementing a new retina scanning security protocol. Ofori is in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in computer networks/cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC).

“The hands on experience that I’ve learned from Tech Team Solutions as an intern helped enhance and reinforce what I’ve learned at HCC,” said HCC alumna Alexis Ofori. “It was such a pleasure to learn from Paul and Dave.”

To learn more about Tech Team Solutions, visit www.techteamsolutionsmd.com. For more information about HCC Internship and Job Services, contact Bonnie Saunders at basaunders@hagerstowncc.edu or call 240-500-2260. 

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