Minneapolis Saint Paul Tech Hire
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.
MSP TechHire News
- Free Webinar to Learn How to Launch Your Tech Career: One out of every 10 open jobs posted online are for IT jobs, and Minnesotans can get those jobs if they have the right skills and training. MSP Tech Hire hosted a webinar with experts from local training organizations that have available training right now for Minnesotans looking to train for a career in tech. View a recording of the webinar:
- Minneapolis Tech Month is postponed. We are following the recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the CDC, and local policy makers regarding social distancing and limiting group gatherings. We hope to bring you Minneapolis Tech Month later this year and will be posting updates on this page as we know more.
- Sign up NOW for the Free IT Core Skill Training! If you are considering a career in tech, this tuition-free training will help you train for tech or sales jobs and prepare you for more advanced trainings to learn coding, customer support or network administration. No tech experience is necessary, but some basic computer skills are helpful. The next 10 week begins October 12, 2020. Training is all online, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes a one hour weekly learning lab. Career services and extra supports during training and with job search after graduation are provided. For more information or to be added to the outreach list for the Fall class, fill out IT Core Skills Interest Form or contact Tammy Dickinson.
Outcomes to Date
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.
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 Aug 31, 2020