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ATX Tech Talent Forum: Swipe Right on Tech Apprenticeships

September 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pm


Learn from Austin tech employers who have integrated tech apprenticeship model into their hiring strategy and have seen the rewards

The local environment for top tech talent is increasingly competitive and not enough Austinites meet traditional qualifications. Let’s discuss proactive solutions that will benefit companies of all sizes and fill all open roles with local skilled talent.

❗ To put it in perspective, 54% of Texas jobs across industries require a certification, but 45% of Texans meet that criteria.

❗ The gap is even greater in the Austin metro tech industry where over 83% of jobs require post-secondary training or a 4-year degree and only 60% of job seekers meet those qualifications (Labor Insight, Jobs Eq).

The answer is to develop local, agile, and adaptable workers that can keep pace with rapid industry evolution through a Tech Apprenticeship.

▶ Increase retention by providing rapid and responsive workforce training and “up-skilling” models

▶ Diversify your workforce

▶ Impact your productivity and profitability by advancing specialty skills and credentials unique to your business

Come learn from Austin tech employers who have integrated tech apprenticeship model into their hiring strategy and have seen the rewards

9am – Check in and networking

9:30am – Welcome

9:40am – Employer panel: Apprenticeships impact on the bottom line

10:40am – Break & Meet ‘n Greet (Visit and exchange information with training providers who can make apprenticeship implementation easy)

11am – Practical application: choosing a role, building a program, measuring results

12pm – Lunch & Keynote

12:10 – Facilitated discussion: What do you need from the local talent pool?

12:40 – Closing statements Networking and finishing lunch

1:15pm – Event ends

At this session we promise:

✔️ NSE – a No Selling Environment. We are here to learn and gain genuine connections. We WILL, however, review no-cost resources for those employers interested in implementing some practices we’ll discuss during the roundtable.

✔️ Privacy and respect. This event will be recorded solely for the purpose of research and program creation. The conversation will not be reshared with the public or registrants. A high-level recap of highlights will be shared with attendees without adding attribution to sensitive information.

✔️ An opportunity to collaborate. Come ready to ask questions, provide insight, and workshop.

❗ Note: This forum is for tech employers or employers in other industries hiring for tech-related/IT roles. Employers of all sizes, decision-makers, HR leaders, and tech hiring managers are welcome and encouraged to attend.


September 13, 2022
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
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Workforce Solutions Capital Area
9001 N IH 35, Suite 110
Austin, TX 85753 United States
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