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The President’s Call to Get More Americans in the Tech Jobs of the Future

A year ago on March 9th, 2015, President Obama launched the TechHire initiative - a bold, multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need for the tech jobs of today. Through the collaboration of employers, training providers, and workforce and economic development organizations, TechHire communities have been using data and innovative hiring practices to expand non-traditional hiring, building accelerated training programs that prepare individuals in months instead of years, and connecting people to jobs with hiring on-ramp programs.

As part of the initiative, the President issued a broad call to action to Governors, Mayors, companies, foundations, non-profits, tech entrepreneurs and education leaders to come together in communities to get more Americans from all backgrounds on rapid pathways to well-paying tech jobs of the future. Only a year later, 50 communities working with more than 600 employers are taking action and the President is challenging more to follow in their lead. Learn more.

Over the coming months and year, the Administration is planning to highlight both the progress made to date, and new commitments to TechHire.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you to highlight new, specific, and measurable steps that your community is ready to take in these areas. If applicable, your announcement may be incorporated into White House materials in the coming months and your organization and relevant partners may be invited to participate in upcoming White House events on this topic. Please note that there are no federal grant funds designated toward TechHire communities, nor will TechHire designation alone affect status when applying for grants from federal agencies.

Commit to become a TechHire Community today! As a first step, we request you fill out the information below, which requires coming together with partners across your region to develop an action plan for training and placing more people from your community into tech jobs.

Please submit this form by August 31, 2016 for the next round of consideration.
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