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"TechHire Pittsburgh launched out of the White House in 2015 as a nationwide, community-based movement that helps businesses find the technical talent they need while opening doors to tech careers for g disadvantaged job seekers. Pittsburgh is a microcosm of this model, with local companies in immediate need of people with technical skills, and nearly 40,000 unemployed or underemployed in the region.

What's TechHire Pittsburgh?

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Formally established in 2015, TechHire Pittsburgh is a nationally-recognized strategy that reacts to the region’s tech talent supply -demand mismatch. Through a number of initiatives and programs that collectively comprise the TechHire Pittsburgh model we simultaneously address the two needs: launching people without previous experience to viable, in-demand career pathways, while delivering a new supply of talent to employers across high priority sectors.

Tech careers in our region are projected to grow 2.5 times faster than the rest of the economy. These opportunities include both traditional entry-level IT jobs as well as tech jobs in energy, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and other sectors. These jobs offer the possibility of a pathway into sustainable, well-paying mid-skilled jobs without the requirement of a four-year degree.

TechHire Pittsburgh brings together a wide variety of organizations invested in creating a more equitable tech ecosystem. Key partners to date include the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, dozens of local and regional employers, higher education institutions, and foundations.

Training Opportunities

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TechHire Pittsburgh brings together a variety of training opportunities to meet the wide range of needs of our region’s businesses and interests of local job seekers.

Quality Assurance Analysis
QA analysts test websites and/or software to identify bugs and glitches. They document any problems and devise creative solutions to solve each problem. This course is approximately 20 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Web Development
Web developers create, design, and update everything from layout to function of a website and/or mobile apps. This course is approximately 40 hours per week for 16 weeks.

Computer User Support
Students in these micro-credential courses learn to link introductory technology skills with computer networking, and cyber security.

Front End Development
This 12-week boot camp teaches multiple programming languages to help participants understand development on a fundamental level, in order to be ready to create applications and websites for any industry.

Academy PGH
Full Stack Java
This completely online course allows students located anywhere to learn the advanced concepts and application of Java and apply them to a real-time project.

Mindteck Academy
Digital Literacy
Participants in these short one day programs build a solid understanding of tech functionality, while developing skills for successful online communication and continued learning opportunities.

Digital Bridges

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TechHire Pittsburgh connects to a national strategy to expand the local tech sector by building a strong talent pipeline. It is a key initiative of Partner4Work and its partners PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, and other regional workforce boards.