Information Week, White House TechHire Initiative: Calling All Coders
The White house TechHire Initiative looks to local code schools as models for tech skills development
By Curtis Franklin Jr.
Date Published: 3/9/2015
The US of 2015 needs software developers the way the US of 1958 needed assembly line workers. Turning young people, veterans, and displaced workers into programmers is the goal of the TechHire initiative, announced by President Barack Obama in remarks given at the National League of Cities on Monday.
In a fact sheet distributed by the White House, TechHire is described as:
"... a bold multi-sector effort and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like "coding boot camps," and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months."
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