SXSW 2020

All Are Welcome: New Ways to Hire in Tech


What if we told you it is possible to increase your earnings potential by 4x in just five years? Build new, predictable pathways into the tech industry for underserved communities? And diversify your workforce while making it more productive?

Does this sound too good to be true? Emerging non-traditional hiring and training programs demonstrate success building a tech industry that benefits everyone.

This panel will review these non-traditional hiring programs and discuss strategies and best practices for creating predictable, repeatable and equitable pathways into tech that build a diverse and sustainable workforce. Representatives from four organizations will share outcomes from Kapor Center-funded case studies on tech apprenticeships designed to broaden participation in tech.

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  1. Non-traditional hiring approaches can increase diversity in tech and supercharge economic advancement for underserved populations.
  2. Learn about a range of promising practices in tech apprenticeships and their benefits to both individuals and organizations.
  3. How to develop and implement non-traditional hiring or tech apprenticeship programs at your organization.



Adam Curtis, Senior marketing manager, Catalyte

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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