What We Do

The City of Burlington and BTV Ignite —a multi-institution tech partnership—has rallied broad support from local workforce intermediaries, education and training providers, employers, and employer associations to improve career pathways for tech jobs. Working within the White House TechHire model, Burlington’s public-private collaborative will train and place 75 tech workers in 2016 and seek to train and place 400 tech workers through 2020.

With support from the Vermont HITEC Institute for American Apprenticeship at Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Girl Develop IT, The University of Vermont (UVM), Vermont Works for Women, and Vermont Technical College and led by bootcamp style trainings and apprenticeships delivered by Vermont HITEC, the greater Burlington area is poised to rapidly increase training capacity to deliver skilled workers to local employers.

Employer partners include Dealer.com, UVM, MyWebGrocer, the UVM Medical Center, NPI, Inc., Vermont Information Processing, Logic Supply, Vermont Design Works, Higher Turnover, Smart Resource Labs, Precyse, PAR Springer-Miller, Allscripts, Bear Code, Agilion Apps, Husky Injection Molding, Vermont Precision Tools, and companies within the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Technology Alliance.  Each employer has committed to hire qualified candidates emerging from training programs delivered by partner educational institutions and from new coding boot camps, created with support from community partners.

“Burlington is well-positioned to grow jobs of the future and foster economic development in the City and the region. Today’s welcome news of our community’s designation as a White House TechHire City is validation of our work together,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “Our efforts to build this critical part of our local economy are working and gaining national recognition, as well as local traction and focus with area employers. Burlington’s TechHire designation demonstrates the importance of innovation and our collective drive to enhance tech capacity in Burlington and beyond.”

For more information and to access training or educational opportunities visit:

Vermont HITEC
BTV Ignite
Burlington College
Champlain College
Community College of Vermont
Girl Develop IT
University of Vermont (UVM)
Vermont Works for Women
Vermont Technical College

IT Labor Market Landscape

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

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 60% Burlington
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Writing

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. Microsoft Windows
  3. JavaScript
  4. JAVA
  5. Scrum

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Computer Support Specialist
  3. Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst
  4. Network Engineer / Architect
  5. Network / Systems Administrator

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Computer Systems Analysts
  2. Information Security Analysts
  3. Software Developers, Applications
  4. Multimedia Artists and Animators
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Community Partners

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