DeVry University and Interapt, a software consulting and development firm with expertise in business innovation, digital transformation, and IT workforce development announced the launch of their 10Kx25 initiative to prepare 20 individuals in the Atlanta, GA region to pursue technology-enabled careers in high volume, high demand, fast-growing areas of network infrastructure, full stack software engineering, and cyber security.
The vision behind 10Kx25 is to develop 10,000 individuals to pursue high-tech employment opportunities by 2025. The program will initially support mid-to-large size Atlanta-based employers eager to strategically build the next generation of diverse tech talent for their organization at scale.
“By using unique training and assessment models – and building the right curriculum behind that as well as the right employment support - you can build your own talent pool as opposed to buying it through traditional means,” says Ankur Gopal, CEO of Interapt. “When we bring someone in for a one-year apprenticeship, they're under our watch and they're our employee. In our model, we ensure people are prepared to succeed.”
“There is no way that traditional sources of supply can meet the demand for talent in information technology and information security. The opportunity is to partner with organizations that are both experienced and interested in this and demonstrate commitment to closing this diverse workforce opportunity gap. We are accelerating the growth of our programs and creating a powerful network of companies, workforce development organizations, community colleges and leading service providers to develop career pathways for diverse learners into jobs,” said Tom Monahan, CEO of DeVry University.
If you are a mid-to large-size corporation, with a physical presence in Atlanta, GA, who is grappling with information technology and security infrastructure talent shortage, contact DeVry at devryworks.com to learn more.