“TechHire makes it possible for the City of Atlanta to expand opportunities for our residents to learn the skills they need to participate in the twenty-first century economy. Atlanta has emerged as a leading technology and innovation hub in the Southeast, and forming partnerships with companies like yours will support us in our efforts to make Atlanta the leader in an inclusive digital economy.”
– Mayor Kasim Reed
On March 10, 2015, President Barack Obama announced the TechHire initiative, a campaign to expand local tech sectors by building tech talent pipelines in communities across the country.
Today, TechHire is a national movement that encompasses 72 U.S. cities, states, and rural regions, over 1300 employers, and 237 community and training partners.
In July 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) awarded a $4 million federal grant to WorkSource Atlanta to develop tech talent of 450 individuals over four years in the City of Atlanta. TechHire ATL enables employers to fill entry-level, career-path, skilled tech jobs, by hiring trained job seekers with the ability to do the job – but who are overlooked by typical hiring practices and/or underrepresented in the IT field.
TechHire ATL Training Opportunities
Through TechHire ATL, WorkSource Atlanta provides wrap-around services and training options tailored to the needs of our customers. Participants can learn software development skills through bootcamp-style training or through degree or diploma programs. All participants will enroll in IT Culture Competency training to learn the ins and outs of the IT industry and how to be successful in their new career. Participants will work with their Skills Development Advisor to identify the best training option for their needs.
Apply to get your technology career started today!
To be eligible applicants need to meet the following criteria: Reside in the City of Atlanta, be 17-29 years old, meet low-income requirements, have at least a HS diploma or GED, and lack skills or experience to work in the IT industry. If you’re not sure if you qualify, apply and we’ll work with you to determine your eligibility.
Join the TechHire ATL Advisory Board
- Attend bimonthly TechHire ATL Advisory Board meetings.
- Identify immediate and forecasted skills shortages.
- Provide feedback on the relevance and quality of nontraditional training programs and drive the creation of new training solutions to address future skills shortages.
- Commit to interviewing qualified candidates who graduate from TechHire training programs for internships and entry level positions.
To join the TechHire ATL Advisory Board, contact Marc Hannon-White at MHWhite@atlantaga.gov or 404-546-3084.
This $4 million project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to and managed by WorkSource Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s workforce development agency.
TechHire is a national initiative to connect people with tech jobs through non-traditional pathways. The City of Atlanta is now one of more than 70 TechHire communities nationwide.
TechHire ATL is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TechHire ATL can be reached at 404-546-3000 | TTY/TDD: 1-800-255-0135 or Mobile Device Dial: 711.