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Research on Pathways to Tech Jobs in Austin

With sponsorship from The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, research by KeyUp, and in partnership with various community partners, we’re excited to present this report of pathways for all learners that lead to high-quality jobs in IT. This report reflects the learnings produced by qualitative research done with Austin-based technical educators, recruiters, human resource managers, and tech employees. The report covers technical career pathways, technical career ladders within those pathways, and an overview of the educational institutions that support technical job seekers in the Capital Area. It emphasizes alternative educational programs because, though 2- or 4-year degrees are the surest…

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Pathways to Tech in Austin

It’s no surprise that tech is the fastest growing industry sector in Austin, comprising 14.1% of all jobs in Austin. Nationally, high tech accounts for 7.0% of all jobs. We know there are well paying and in-demand tech jobs available in Austin. However, it’s not always clear where to get started or which education program to pursue that will lead to that great job. We also know the destination helps, and it’s equally important (and slightly more difficult) to know where we are in relationship to where we want to be.  Fortunately, Austin has a wealth of programs and organizations that have…