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OpenTech is an initiative which fuels growing technology firms with qualified employees. OpenTech coordinates between employers, education partners and foundation resources to promote strong candidates directly into professional apprenticeships.

 

Open Tech proudly serves industries in California including Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Health Information Technology

Supporting Individuals for Careers in Technology

America is home to the top firms in the technology field. Companies like Google, Apple and Facebook lead the world in job creation from new software and hardware possibilities. The work of OpenTech is to ensure better representation of the diversity of America in careers relating to the advance of technology.

OpenTech coordinates between employers, training programs and career councilors to support candidates on their path to gain skills and complete on-the-job apprenticeships. For candidates, our program is offered at no fee, training is completed locally and is the fastest way to a career.

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Benefit from a pipeline of great candidates suited to your organization

OpenTech learns about your ongoing staffing goals and then prepares a custom training program with our Education Partners. We select and train the best candidates to industry standards. We maintain a relationship with your organization to guide each candidate and ensure lasting employment solutions.

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OpenTech Employment Partners Include:

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Working together to establish new approaches to job readiness

OpenTech is proud to work with leading edge learning platforms to train diverse students for real world jobs. Areas of training include software development, online technologies, project management and more. By linking apprenticeships in industry with custom learning programs we enable transformation in the lives of young people.

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News on the OpenTech community:

Exceptional Minds With Autism Have Screen Cred on 3 of 5 VFX Oscar Nominations

Sherman Oaks, CA, January 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) - ExceptionalMinds Studio earned screen credit on three of the five Oscar nominated movies in the visual effects category announced by the Academy [...]

German American Vocational Career Program DIAG Tour for OpenTech

This October, OpenTech grant partner DIAG USA provided OpenTech Program Coordinator Joan Samuels a tour of Germany to learn of its innovative workforce systems and programs. The German American [...]

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Private sector driven model for workforce development

OpenTech is a localized approach to skills training and apprenticeships for youth from under-represented communities. Our goal is to move qualified candidates into technology-focused careers. These individuals broaden the diversity of their employer organizations and serve as a strong example of opportunity realized for their communities.

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Supported by the US Department of Labor, American Apprenticeship Initiative

“Beneath the surface, unnoticed by many, an even deeper force was at work—the rise of creativity as a fundamental economic driver, and the rise of a new social class, the Creative Class.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition
“the Creative Economy is driven by the logic that seeks to fully harness—and no longer waste—human resources and talent.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition
“Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one’s sights and pushing toward the horizon.”
Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
“People can have two different mindsets, she says. Those with a “fixed mindset” believe that their talents and abilities are carved in stone. Those with a “growth mindset” believe that their talents and abilities can be developed. Fixed mindsets see every encounter as a test of their worthiness. Growth mindsets see the same encounters as opportunities to improve.”
Daniel H. Pink