In March of 2015 the White House launched the TechHire Initiative, a Multi-Sector Effort and Call to Action to Give Americans Pathways to Well-Paying Technology Jobs.
In the fall of 2015 Rick Beasley and Arnie Girnun traveled to a White House Summit where the TechHire Initiative, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, released a Grant for Applications supported by $100M in funding.
Rick Beasley and Arnie Girnun are co-chairing the TechHire Miami initiative, leading public sector organizations and private sector organizations, to join forces for the grant and fulfill the mission to Give Americans Pathways to Well-Paying Technology Jobs. Community leaders in Miami along with CareerSource South Florida and the Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget will be working together to apply for this ground breaking opportunity.
The core focus of this grant application will be to serve the needs of 17-29 year olds with barriers to training and employment. The target amount for the grant application will be under $4M.
Miami has already achieved a level of success. Through the ongoing leadership of CareerSource South Florida combined with innovative new training and employer engagement models Miami is already a leader in this arena. We now have the opportunity to broaden the focus and provide our increasingly diverse and growing community with greater opportunity for in demand technology careers. The foundation will be built on the following core principles:
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