What We Do

TechHireABQ is an innovative job training program to prepare Albuquerque, New Mexico residents for high-demand careers in technology with no degree required. Partners from higher education to community-based organizations will host low-cost, accelerated (4 months or less) computer coding training blending on-line curricula with hands-on real world projects. Tech companies are ready to hire qualified students for paid internships, developer, and programmer positions through initiative partners.

TechHireABQ will build a new talent pipeline to support Albuquerque’s growing technology sector as well as companies and organizations in all sectors engaging non-traditional students, second-career moms, Veterans and others in family wage jobs.

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For more information about TechHire Albuquerque, contact Jamai Blivin.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Albuquerque labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupation from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 60% Albuquerque
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Organizational Skills
  3. Writing
  4. Planning
  5. Research

Software and Programming Skills

  1. Microsoft Windows
  2. SQL
  3. LINUX
  4. JAVA
  5. Microsoft Office

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Computer Scientist
  3. Network / Systems Administrator
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Computer Support Specialist

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Computer Systems Analysts
  2. Software Developers, Applications
  3. Computer User Support Specialists
  4. Web Developers
  5. Multimedia Artists and Animators

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Albuquerque TechHire effort a success:

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City of ABQ Traffic Engineering
HRMA NM (Central SHRM)
Alliance Data
Rural Sourcing
Alliance Data
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Robert Half Technologies
NM Technology Council
Albuquerque Library System
ABC Community Schools
Albuquerque Community Centers
NM Workforce Connections Center
Youth Development, Inc.
City of Albuquerque Office of the Mayor
ABC Community Schools
Goodwill of Central NM