The new partnership opens the door for Hartford residents looking to break into the technology industry.
Hartford Nonprofit Girls for Technology, Hartford and GalaxE Solutions have joined forces to create the Pipeline 4.0 program. The partnership commits to hiring 60 graduates of the Girls for Technology program of service in the field of information and technology in the 2022 calendar year.
Some of the brightest and future IT analysts and engineers are given the opportunity to participate in a 10-week acceleration program designed to create more opportunities for women and people of color.
Decisions GalaxE has announced that this “Outsourcing to Hartford” program will provide 180 new jobs from abroad to Hartford and fill 80 positions under the Workforce Development Program. The goal is to provide opportunities precisely in Hartford.
Since 2015, Girls for Technology has specialized in preparing students, women and people of color for careers in engineering and technology. Since the organization’s inception, they have served more than 2,000 girls and women across the state.
“We are really proud to give young people like me the opportunity to enter technical spaces that they are not usually, are not usually seen,” said Sabrina Tucker-Barrett, founder of Girls for Technology.
“It’s like a launching pad, and we don’t want them to stop there, we want them to get into GalexE Solutions, get a well-paid job and continue training if they want to,” she continued.
Program participants gain professional and technical skills through hybrid learning, career coaching and mentoring, receiving a scholarship, and those who complete the program and meet the requirements will receive work with GalaxE solutions and / or other partners.
“We are creating a filing system that will work with us and help us meet our goals and talent needs,” said Ryan Hoyle, vice president of outsourcing to America’s GalaxE Solutions program. “We believe that every citizen should be able to achieve this American dream and pursuit of happiness, and provide for themselves and their families.”
Another piece of the puzzle is the city of Hartford, which is allocating $ 600,000 to help provide resources to these students. The money is part of funding from the American Rescue Plan.
“Not only to provide training, but also to make it possible to earn while you study, so it breaks down barriers and makes it easier for people to get that opportunity,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said.
Carmen Gibson is a mother of four who is trying to create a better life for her family and with the help of the conveyor belt program at Girls for Technology she should take this opportunity.
“You don’t know what you’re losing until you take a risk,” Gibson said. “Knowing that I’m investing these 10 weeks, which will lead to something that surpasses our entire future, it’s very interesting.”
Within 10 weeks, students can withdraw money and learn about Google’s IT and analytics. The latest venture of the non-profit organization helps both colored men and women who are hoping for a chance to prove themselves and break through the door.
“The fact that it’s also localized takes away the heavy burden of travel and financial reasons, and with the training they go through here, it’s really amazing. I’ve never seen colored people help other people like that,” he said. said Austin Francis, an intern for the Girls for Technology program.
This program is conducted jointly and no previous experience is required. Eligible to apply are Hartford residents between the ages of 18 and 29 who have a high school diploma or equivalent GED. To learn how to apply, click here.