TechHire Takes on the Diversity Divide with CodeStart →

Technology is where the action is right now in the business world, but two obstacles threaten to put the brakes on the speed of success: There aren’t enough skilled workers to go around, and the workforce itself – like the tech industry in general – isn’t very diverse.

The latest effort to turn both those trends around and boost the local tech talent pipeline begins Saturday, Aug. 20th, at TechSquare Labs with the TechHire Open House/Code Start Demo Day.

Read the full article on Hypepotamus.com.

Atlanta INtown: Business Briefs →

The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) announced today that it has been awarded a $4 million TechHire grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will support the ATL TechHire initiative, a program led by the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, in partnership with The Iron Yard and TechSquare Labs.

Read the full article here.

Atlanta TechEdge →

This week’s episode of NBC Atlanta’s “Atlanta TechEdge” covered the White House’s announcement of the TechHire grant winners. Atlanta was already named a TechHire city back in March and now has been awarded $4 million in federal grants to support the program. ATL Tech Hire is on a mission to train young adults under-represented in the IT workforce for jobs in tech. It’s an initiative led by the Atlanta Workforce Development in partnership with Tech Square Labs and The Iron Yard.

Watch the full segment here.

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency lands $4M from feds →

The U.S. Department of Labor gave the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) a $4 million TechHire grant to support the Atlanta TechHire initiative.

More than 18,000 participants will get services through the TechHire grant program, with a focus on youth and young adults ages 17-29 with barriers to employment, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, criminal records, and long-term unemployment.

Read the full article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency Receives $4 Million TechHire Grant from U.S. Department of Labor →

The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) announced today that it has been awarded a $4 million TechHire grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will support the ATL TechHire initiative, a program led by the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, in partnership with The Iron Yard and TechSquare Labs.

Read the full press release from the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, here.

From dancer to developer: Heather’s story

I’m often asked, “what types of people go through The Iron Yard?” Having met hundreds of our graduates personally, I know first-hand that there isn’t a single mold our students fit. This week, I caught up with Heather Conley, a graduate from our Atlanta campus, who is a great example.

Before attending The Iron Yard, Heather had turned her passion for ballet into a career as a professional dancer and arts administrator. After several decades, though, she began to realize that she had hit a ceiling in career growth and started to think about new opportunities. Code schools first came onto her radar after she read an article about bootcamps and she then explored several programs. After going to an open house at The Iron Yard, she knew from both the welcoming environment and her interactions with the staff that it was the place for her. The decision was reinforced by meeting a graduate and hearing about the job that graduate found shortly after completing the program.

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Atlanta on the Rise with $4 Million White House TechHire Grant →

In an effort to boost technology communities across the country, the White House administration announced today that it has issued $150 million in U.S. Department of Labor grants. Claiming $4 million of that pot? Atlanta.

ATL TechHire, a partnership between the Atlanta Workforce Agency,TechSquare Labs, and The Iron Yard, will use the funds to train the City of Atlanta’s youth, ages 17-29, with the necessary skills to land jobs in the technology sector (and hopefully keep those talents here in Georgia).

Read the full article on Hypepotamus.

Obama admin gives tech grant to Atlanta →

The White House today announced two grants totaling $7.7 million for training and teaching in Atlanta.

The first grant, for $4 million, will pay for training of youth and young adults in the city of Atlanta under a program known as ATL TechHire. The effort will be led by the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, in partnership with Iron Yard and TechSquare Labs, and is to include help in learning code so that participants will be qualified for jobs in engineering, data science, and design.

Read the full article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, here.