Employers and talented individuals are missing out on opportunities for growth in the tech industry.
There are more ways than ever before to learn new tech skills. That means more people, from all walks of life, are pursuing training with the hopes of a great career in technology waiting for them on the other side.
Two big problems stand in their way:
Access to training is limited
to individuals who have the time, money, and support to pursue learning a new skillset.
Current hiring practices often screen out quality candidates
who have the skills, but lack traditional degrees.
The TechHire movement aims to level the playing field for tech jobs in three key ways:
Working with community partners to introduce or expand training options and provide resources so that more people can access tech training.
Partnering with employers by providing tools to help them give job candidates with non-traditional training an opportunity to show they have the skills to do the job.
Supporting communities working to build relationships between employers, training providers, job seekers, and other local organizations with promising strategies for expanding access.