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Minneapolis Saint Paul Tech Hire

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Mission: To close the workforce skills gap in the high tech economy by building a path for diverse workers to access training, support and tech jobs across the Greater Minneapolis Region.

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A primary goal of MSP TechHire is to diversify the IT sector. Data indicates that the Minneapolis Saint Paul region has a limited diversity of race and ethnicity within the IT Sector with just 4% Latinx, 3% African American and 1% Native American workers employed in the industry.

Since 2015, MSP TechHire has awarded 199 scholarships totaling over $1.5 million dollars of City of Minneapolis investment, more than 50% of which went to African Americans, Latinx and Native Americans.

Data sources: JobsEQ, 2018Q1 Estimates; IPUMS USA, University of Minnesota

About MSP TechHire

In response to the growing need for tech workers in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region, the City of Minneapolis partners with high-quality, accelerated learning programs to quickly skill up job seekers looking to enter the tech industry. Long-standing partners in this work include PRIME Digital Academy, Creating IT Futures – IT Ready, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, The Software Guild, Minnesota Computers for Schools, Takoda Institute and York Solutions. Since the effort began in 2015, more than 2,000 people have graduated from tech trainings through MSP TechHire and 1,800 of them are now working as tech professional with one of our 500 employer partners. Follow MSP TechHire on social media using #MSPTechHire and #TechHire.

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To learn more about any of these options contact Tammy Dickinson from City of Minneapolis Employment and Training.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-5001.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2020



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