TechHire Pittsburgh is a public-private collaborative aimed at bridging the digital skills divide in the region. It is part of a national campaign to expand local tech sectors by building tech talent pipelines in communities across the country.
Locally, TechHire is a joint effort of Partner4Work, PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and includes a basic coding "boot camp" for unemployed or underemployed adults. TechHire Pittsburgh also offers mentoring and job placement, along with two different career tracks for students: web developer and quality assurance analyst, both well-paying jobs in the fast-growing technology sector. (Web developers make roughly $65K per year and up; Quality assurance analysts make $50K per year and more.)
Taught by industry experts, TechHire is an example of Partner4Work meeting the needs of the business community by preparing the talent needed for a rapidly growing sector and meeting the needs of job seekers by opening the door to well-paying jobs.
Partner4Work has teamed up with Simcoach Games to create the Booeys: A Ghost’s Code, a free mobile game that uses increasingly complex puzzles to gauge players' aptitude for careers in technology. Visit the Booeys to learn more.