The platform for organizations that provide training, placement, and funding for pipeline and workforce development.
Building the 21st Century Talent Pipeline
The organizations and programs listed here have a core mission of helping those in underrepresented or non-traditional populations move into the tech industry. Our resource library is categorized into three types of programs: Funding, Placement, & Training.
Public, quasi-public, and private funders that support workforce development programs.
Organizations that connect employers and potential candidates.
Organizations that provide pipeline development and workforce training within the tech sector.
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private non-profit college with a mission to educate urban students in advanced technologies. BFIT offers programs that align with the needs of high-demand local industries. BFIT’s programs make a vital difference in the lives of Greater Boston youth ages 18-24 by training them for entry and mid-level technology careers for which local talent is in short supply. Highlights of BFIT’s student demographics: 70% are students of color; 53% first-generation college students; 50% of BFIT students hail from Boston proper.
BFIT also customizes incumbent and pipeline workforce development training programs for Greater Boston companies. Employees are a company’s most important asset—investing in their continued development is the key to the company’s continued success. Continuing education and training programs at BFIT range from one-day workshops aimed at helping employees prepare for industry certificate and license exams, to degree programs with specialized schedules to accommodate cohorts of students from a company.
CodeSquad is a non-profit coding academy that trains talented adults from low-opportunity backgrounds to become full-stack web developers and launch a new career. Students receive an intensive “bootcamp” training in web and mobile-app development… and in soft skills like effective communication and leadership. After completing their training, students are placed in internships in greater Boston. As companies and interns work together, workplace diversity can increase, and product development can improve.
The mission of Conexión is to develop HispanicLatino leaders into strategic and innovative executives who lead organizations that harness the positive impact of the expanding HispanicLatino presence and to create a national network of exceptional leaders. Latino early and mid-career professionals with a demonstrated track record of performance in business, education and government are selected for executive mentorship and leadership programs. Employers select the individuals in their organizations who meet these criteria and whom they wish to invest.
G|Code offers young women of color a safe co-living, working, and learning community where they will learn cutting-edge technology skills, gain employment experience and connect with our world renown network of mentors, advisors and enterprise partners.
General Assembly transform careers and teams through dynamic courses in coding, data, design, and business. Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. GA’s pioneering, experiential education includes full-time and part-time courses taught on-campus, online, and on site with companies, giving individuals and teams flexible options for growth and development.
Hack.Diversity addresses one of the region’s most glaring workforce inefficiencies, bringing together underrepresented sources of talent with the region’s hottest, fastest growing companies in tech and healthcare. A unique internship-to-employment pipeline, the program provides diversity consulting and training for hiring companies, and provides engineers of color with training, coaching, and mentoring – positioning both employer and employee for long-term success.
JobPath is the leading tool for veterans transitioning from the military by providing online job training linked to real job opportunities. Established in 2013 by nationally renowned leaders in the veteran employment community, JobPath has solved the problems related to veteran hiring by combining a powerful Resume Generator with a Military Skills Translator with free online job training, social mentoring, and job searching. Through this free site for veterans, JobPath gives users the opportunity to search for employment and take critical business courses online to become trained to develop skills in areas military veterans have lacked. From Basic Bookkeeping to Microsoft Office, JobPath’s training library is comprised of 155 diverse and intricate courses that veterans can utilize to become better candidates. In addition, companies can develop their own customized online courses within our site to get veterans trained for specific jobs they are looking to fill. And with tens of thousands of veterans already enrolled and over 6,000 more joining every month, JobPath has quietly become the clear leader for current and former military members looking for work.