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.
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 Institude and York Solutions. Since the effort began in 2015, more than 1,600 people have graduated from tech trainings through MSP TechHire and 1,322 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.
Outcomes to Date (data through December 2018)
MSP TechHire News
- Tech for Tomorrow: Minneapolis Tech Month
April is Tech Month in the City of Minneapolis. We have a month of exciting events ranging from family and kid-friendly events to job training, networking, speakers, tours, and more. Come and take a look a the tech scene in our City, there’s so much happening! Our vibrant local tech scene welcomes you to join in, participate, and celebrate. Check out the links in the calendar to find an event for you. Our goal is to make tech accessible to all whether you want to learn more about how to use tech in your life, want to see if a career in tech is right for you, or find out about tech resources in your community.
Do you have a tech event in April you would like us to promote or would you like more information about hosting an event? Contact Tammy Dickinson at (612) 673-5041.
- IT Core Skills launch - applications due March 18
MSP TechHire partner, Creating IT Futures, is debuting a new class called IT Core Skills. The first cohort in Edina is accepting applications now through March 18. Class will run from April 8 to May 31, 2019. In the IT Core Skills class, students earn CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals+ Certification while exercising the math, reading, writing and presentation skills that are key to the work of IT professionals. Students also receive instruction in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). This eight-week course is designed to prepare the student for additional learning to earn industry certifications as needed for a career in technology. Students should apply for the first cohort by March 18. Class will run from April 8 to May 31.
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.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Mar 22, 2019