"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.
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.
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.