Carroll and Howard Counties recognized as TechHire communities

Carroll County and Howard County were announced as two of the 20 new communities that joined the President’s TechHire initiative on December 1st.

The TechHire initiative began in March 2015 with 21 communities with the goal of building a “pipeline of tech talent” designed to bring new jobs to local economies and facilitate business growth.  Today, the TechHire initiative has grown to over 70 communities in 39 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, working with 1,500 employers on three essential areas:

Since its launch, TechHire communities across the country have piloted fast-track training programs designed to give people skills that are in high demand by employers, making them job-ready in a matter of months instead of years.

Community summaries from the White House press release fact sheet

Carroll County, MD
Carroll County employers, training providers, and community organizations are uniting to train and employ more than 200 local tech workers by 2020. Led by Carroll Community College, the Carroll Technology Council and the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC), a broad group of partnering organizations will connect local participants in leading-edge tech training programs to a network of over 520 county employers.

Howard County, MD
Howard Community College and the Howard Tech Council (HTC) will come together to train individuals for jobs in tech fields including computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, and computer forensics. Howard County’s TechHire initiative will leverage an apprenticeship model, whereby trainees can participate in on-the-job learning with the over 200 regional employers that participate in Howard Tech Council. By 2020, the Howard County TechHire initiative aims to train and place 800 individuals, with an emphasis on the long-term unemployed, minorities, and the military.

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