In June, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and FortyX80 launched the first technology-focused apprenticeship program in Western Pennsylvania. The program, Apprenti PGH, will be focused on recruiting new talent from underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, and displaced workers.
Apprenti PGH provides an alternative pathway for underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, and displaced workers, to participate in high-paying, family-sustaining careers in the technology field.
How does it work?
- Initial apprenticeship opportunities will be focused on software developer and web developer roles, with additional roles planned for the future based on employer needs.
- Apprentices will enroll with one of their training partners, Tech Elevator or Academy PGH, each one a premier technology Bootcamp in the region for up to 14 weeks of initial training.
- After the Bootcamp, apprentices will participate in a 12-month on-the-job training at one of Pittsburgh’s premier technology employers.
- Apprentices will be compensated throughout the Bootcamp and on-the-job training portion of Apprenti.
Apprenti PGH Information Session
Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council on June 24 at 12 p.m. for a virtual press conference to hear about this opportunity to diversify the tech talent pipeline using the time-tested model of apprenticeship. To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.