Expanding the IT Talent Pipeline for In-Demand Jobs

TechHire Rhode Island is a network that connects employers seeking IT talent with Rhode Islanders who possess unique backgrounds and can get the job done.

  1. We provide a platform, Techhire.Careers, for entry-level software developers to demonstrate their skills regardless of how they acquired their training.
  2. We connect employers to these qualified, trained candidates in order to fill their open IT positions. 
  3. We identify, recruit, and expand best-in-class training opportunities that are responsive to the rapidly-evolving IT job market.

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Are You an Entry-Level Software Developer Looking for Full-Time Employment?

  • Demonstrate your job-readiness and skills on TechHire.Careers and be viewed by Rhode Island employers who are hiring Entry-Level Software Developers!

If you have the skills, you can get the job! If you are looking for an entry-level software development position, sign up on TechHire.Careers, where you have the opportunity to create a personalized job seeker profile. Take TechHire’s technical assessment and, upon successful completion, sign up for a thirty minute practice interview. Once vetted via the TechHire RI network, we’ll share your profile with our hiring network.

Sign up now on TechHire.Careers

Want to learn code, enhance your projects, or hone your coding skills?

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  • TechHire Rhode Island’s ecosystem of educators, employers, and community partners offer a variety of opportunities to learn, practice, and hone your skills. 

April 26, 2017: React Native – The Good Parts

April 27, 2017: Women in Tech Event: Five Ways to Build Confidence in the Workplace

April 27, 2017: WordPress RI Southern RI Lunch & Learn

April 29, 2017: Hackathon: Tech for Inclusive Health

May 1, 2017: Intro to HTML & CSS with Girl Develop It (4-class series/$90)

May 8, 2017: Providence Code Night with Arnell and Cliff

Starting this summer: General Assembly Web Development Immersive

Learn more and register here!

TechHire Rhode Island Ecosystem Updates

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  • The TechHire Rhode Island ecosystem is gaining momentum! Read more below about our current training partnerships, CS minors programming, and our role in attracting new business to the state. 

Hacking 21st Century Hiring by Jen Hetzel Silbert, Senior Manager of Employer Engagement at TechHire Rhode Island

TechHire Rhode Island Leadership Visits Obama’s White House to Facilitate Future of Tech Leadership Summit by Damian Ewens, Director of TechHire Rhode Island

Ten Tips for Tech Career Hopefuls by Jen Hetzel Silbert, Senior Manager of Employer Engagement at TechHire Rhode Island

Using Tech Training for Good in Providence by General Assembly Boston & TechHire Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Novel Push to K-16 Computer Science Education by Bradford Ellison, TechHire Rhode Island Program Associate

Virgin Pulse to Bring 300 New Jobs to Rhode Island (press release) by the Office of the Governor

The TechHire Network Has Grown to Seventy-One Communities Nationwide! 

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  • Twenty new communities have been added to the network this month, and they are all working to ignite local economic growth and increase opportunities for their residents.

For the past year and a half, TechHire communities across the country have been helping overlooked and underrepresented Americans start technology careers. Together, 51 communities, over 400 partners and 1300+ employers have placed over 4,000 people into tech jobs. Read more below!

Recoding the U.S. Labor Market by Tess Posner, Managing Director of TechHire Network

White House Fact Sheet: Progress and Momentum in Support of the TechHire Initiative

What’s Next for TechHire by Ryan Burke, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

TechHireRI Accelerates GE Digital PVD Hiring

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  • We’re proud to share the exciting news that 30% of GE’s first hires came through TechHire Rhode Island.

Aligned with our mission promoting hiring based on mastery, not pedigree, none of these first TechHires had ‘a traditional path’ to a career in coding like a 4-year computer science degrees. But they now have well paying tech careers in Providence.

As Joe Carey, Senior Talent Partner for GE Digital Technology Recruiting explained, “Our partnership with TechHireRI helped GE Digital reach candidates that we hadn’t found through traditional recruiting methods and brought us unique candidates with diverse backgrounds.”

Read more in The Providence Journal and in Providence Business News.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Rhode Island labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 9/6/16 to 11/4/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies (projection data)

Open IT Occupations

1,022

Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 95% Rhode Island
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Team Work/Collaboration
  4. Writing
  5. Research

Software and Programming Skills

  1. Oracle
  2. LINUX
  3. SQL
  4. Python
  5. C++

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

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

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Software Developers, Applications
  3. Web Developers
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Computer Network Architects

The TechHire Rhode Island Network

The following employers, training providers, and community organizations are training and hiring a new pool of diverse talent in Rhode Island

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Motel
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OpenDoors
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Residential Properties Ltd.
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RI Interactive
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Segue Institute For Learning School
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Tuition Management Systems 
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Year Up - Philadelphia - PTC
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