Opportunity @ Work; US Department of Labor (funding grants)

TechHire is national initiative (as of August 2015 of 31 regional labor markets and 400+ employers) to better connect employers across multiple industries that need to hire and fill jobs in IT occupations to individuals who possess the skills and the motivation to be successful hires, but whose non-traditional pathways to acquiring those skills render them “invisible” to traditional recruiting processes in the IT field. Employers agree to hire (or offer paid apprenticeships with the intention to hire) on the basis of a range of demonstrations of competence or readiness – whether by alternative credentials or by assessments and/or capstone projects that can serve as “proxy credentials” with market value

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