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Who We Are

IT Sector Partnership

IT Sector Partnership is a non-profit that facilitates partnerships between employers, education providers, and non-profits to identify and fulfill the South Bend-Elkhart region’s need for tech talent through education, work-based learning, career readiness, and community engagement. The partnership serves the region constituted by St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall County.

Our Mission

At the IT Sector Partnership, we believe in the transformative power of technology and creating advancement opportunities for all. We are committed to supporting our diverse community and industries by developing tech talent pipelines through education, work-based learning, and comprehensive student resources.

Our Vision

To enhance our community’s quality of life by developing a technologically skilled workforce through innovative educational pathways and committed student relations.

Our Organization

Our administrative partners are the Garatoni Family Office and

Ivy Tech Community College.

IT Sector Partnership is a 501 (c) (3) classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 509 (a) (2).

Our Leadership


Larry Garatoni

Garatoni Family Office


Ismail Egilmez

Executive Director
IT Sector Partnership


Gabrielle Cole

Program Manager

Steering Committee

Commenced in the April of 2018, the steering committee is employer-driven and consists of local leaders and community stakeholders. The committee supports our initiatives, collaborates on workforce development efforts, evaluates our growth, and guides our action plans. We meet 2-3 times a year to discuss our progress and plan future initiatives. The Steering Committee includes regional employers, non-profits, high schools, colleges, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Corporations, and entrepreneurs.

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