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Year Up Helps Give Urban Youth The Training And Connections They Need To Land Hot Tech Jobs

on November 10, 2013

TechCrunch

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Here in the tech industry, it seems that people are always talking about “how hard it is to hire.” That’s something that can sound a little odd, given that there are still so many unemployed people here in the United States. But the reality is, there is often a gap in skills and connections between the many people who are looking for work, and the many hot job openings in tech and business.

One organization called Year Up is dedicated to closing that gap, which it calls the “opportunity divide,” by providing one specialized year of intensive training to young adults aged 18 to 24 with no more than a high school diploma. After training is completed, the program provides introductions to companies keen to hire skilled staff. It’s working out quite well: 100 percent of Year Up graduates are placed into an internship. And earlier…

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