What We Do

TechHire Utah is an innovative job training program to prepare Utah residents for high-demand careers in technology with no degree required. Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College will host low-cost, accelerated (4 months or less) computer coding training blending Pluralsight on-line curricula with hands-on real world projects. Leading tech companies are ready to hire qualified students for paid internships, developer, and programmer positions through partnerships with Utah Technology Council.

TechHire Utah leverages Salt Lake City’s Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan to expand access to high-speed internet and the skills to participate in a digital and broadband ecosystem.  TechHire Utah builds on the Mayor Biskupski’s work to bridge the digital divide and provide affordable access to skills training.

TechHire Utah will build a new talent pipeline to support Utah’s rapidly growing technology sector and engage non-traditional students, second-career moms, Veterans and others in family wage jobs.

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For more information about TechHire Utah, contact Jamai Blivin.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Salt Lake City 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

  • 90% Utah
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

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

Software and Programming Skills

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

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Computer Support Specialist
  3. Database Administrator
  4. Software QA Engineer / Tester
  5. Network / Systems Administrator

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

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

Community Partners

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

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IM Flash
Parallel HR
Utah Valley University
Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Utah Women Tech Council
Utah STEM Action Center