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Tech Hire Initiative by White House - Update

President Obama announces multi-sector effort and call to action to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.  Additional. $100 million in grants has been set aside for this exciting program.

You probably heard or know that IT industry in the U.S. has some of the best paying jobs in the country with varying level of expertise required for the job.

Find out if you qualify for free IT job training under this program.


The training program is available throughout the nation at your local universities, community colleges and online channels.  There are even boot-camp type of course that can prepare you to work as IT professional within a few months.

  • Over twenty forward-leaning communities are committing to take action – working with each other and with national employers – to expand access to tech jobs. To kick off TechHire, 20 regions, with over 120,000 open technology jobs and more than 300 employer partners in need of this workforce, are announcing plans to work together to new ways to recruit and place applicants based on their actual skills and to create more fast track tech training opportunities. The President is challenging other communities across the country to follow their lead.
  • $100 million in new Federal investments to train and connect more workers to a good job in technology and other in-demand fields. The Administration will launch a $100 million H-1B grant competition by the Department of Labor to support innovative approaches to training and successfully employing low-skill individuals with barriers to training and employment including those with child care responsibilities, people with disabilities, disconnected youth, and limited English proficient workers, among others. This grant competition will support the scaling up of evidence-based strategies such as accelerated learning, work-based learning, and Registered Apprenticeships.
  • Private sector boosts tools and resources to support and expand continued innovation in technology training, with a focus on reaching under-served populations. Private sector leaders are announcing commitments to provide free training through online training slots and expanding “coding bootcamps” – which provide intensive training for well-paying jobs, often in the course of just a few months – to low-income and underserved Americans including women, minorities, and veterans across the nation. National organizations are committing to work with interested cities to share job and skills information, job-matching tools, and other resources to help support the growth, adoption, and creation of promising practices across the United States.
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Tech Hire Initiative by White House - Update Reviewed by Brandon on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Rating: 5

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