When you’re looking to hire diverse tech talent, the candidates available now may not always possess the skills you need. Luckily, there’s a solution: Opportunity Academies.
Opportunity Academies equip people from varied, non-technical backgrounds with the skills they need to thrive in entry-level tech roles. Students learn critical tech skills in areas like data, software, and IT, and the sponsoring organization creates a pipeline of diverse talent to address skills gaps and fill open roles—often at a lower cost than hiring and training new talent.
In this blog series, we interview Pluralsight Opportunity Academy participants to learn how their experience changed their lives and propelled them into the tech world.
For H. (ey/em/eir), the stakes couldn’t have been higher: “I really needed to land the job with the sponsoring organization of this program, or I was going to be out on the street.” Here’s eir story.