In support of TechHire, Portland commits to offer 100 on the job-training opportunities and 50 paid internships. In addition, Portland will partner with JP Morgan Chase to recruit tech mentors to support underserved communities, and providing transferrable college credit to 60 students who complete the accelerated Code Oregon pathway model. Pittsburgh will pilot several accelerated training programs that will provide training to over 500 individuals by the end of 2016. The city also aims to increase the number of people of color in the technology workforce by 200 by the end of 2016. Pittsburgh has already secured funding to financially support trial periods of employment for job seekers with severe barriers to employment.
Tallahassee TechHire participants can expect to receive training from Tallahassee Community College’s adult vocational programs to meet tech employer demands. Additionally, multiple partners, such as the Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations are liaising with the Tallahassee’s TechHire initiative to connect graduates to employment opportunities. The SmartRiverside TechHire community includes the Riverside County Workforce Development Agency, Riverside Community College District, Vocademy makerspace, and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, committed to connecting 4,000 people to tech jobs over the next five years, including 500 in 2016. Regional employers such as Loma Linda University Medical Center, Garner Holt Productions, ESRI, Riverside Public Utilities, Zodiac Aerospace, Paulson Manufacturing, Xerox, and Bourns, Inc. have committed to hire or provide paid internships for 500 employees from nontraditional, technical pathways in 2016. As part of Flint’s broader economic development strategy, the City created the Greater Flint TechHire Initiative to train 400 individuals by 2020 for employment opportunities. Social Impact Philanthropy and Investment will partner with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce with local employers, including sipIT, the Disability Network, and the Michigan Employer Resource Network Team , which engages 77 employers throughout Michigan.
I have gained so many work skills such as customer service, student support, and strong clerical abilities. Also, this allow me to interact with people from different countries and with different backgrounds. I am very grateful that as a student I have the opportunity to be part of the CalWORKs program, which helps me succeed with my future career. I enjoy reading books in my leisure time and my favorite novel is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. To maintain trusted, secure, and technically superior space operations, the United States must ensure it is a leading provider of needed space services and innovation in launch, on-board servicing, remote sensing, communications, and ground infrastructures.
Ironically, the pandemic has opened some opportunities in the area of remote work support, particularly for MSPs. As businesses across the economy need to support a new army of workers from a home environment, demand has grown for device sales such as laptops and other networking infrastructure, as well as all-important security services. Channel firms in the coming year will need to assess their own offerings and capabilities in direct relation to customer needs in this new, uncertain environment.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham partners with the city to provide internship opportunities for urban college students in tech and to offer online training, cohort learning and mentorship. The Birmingham Business Alliance – representing nearly 1000 companies – talent recruitment project will be expanded to include an emphasis on tech sector jobs over the next 18 months. City partner MotionMobs also committed to provide free 12-week training courses to 50 individuals.
Now that they are distinct functions, there are difficulties in creating the pipeline for more advanced talent. Over time, entry-level positions will likely emerge, but in the meantime, companies will have to explore different avenues for filling their skill gaps. Contact center software developer Bright Pattern offered “special virtual call center capability” as a business-continuity service for companies seeking to maintain support operations during the pandemic. Similarly, remote patient communications developer TriageLogicintroduced a virtual call-center product using its existing telehealth technologies to let healthcare organizations deploy virtualized support systems, including HIPAA-compliant cloud-based telephony services. Both physical and digital supply chain vulnerabilities can have amplifying effects on the global economy and national security.