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.
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
- Free IT Core Skill Training coming in June 2020. If you are considering a career in tech, this tuition-free 10 week 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. Contact Tammy Dickinson to learn how to apply. Training starts June 15 in convenient Minneapolis and St. Paul locations.
Outcomes to Date (data through December 2018)
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 185 scholarships totaling over $1 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
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 Jan 31, 2020