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Seizing the TechHire Opportunity in Rural America - Big Sky Code Academy

June 29, 2016View for printing

There's an exciting trend underway across the country. More and more, major companies are leaving offshore hubs and turning to rural communities in America for high-quality IT talent. In addition to a narrowing wage gap and higher quality of work in these rural areas, the employee attrition rate in rural areas of the U.S. is less than half the rate typically seen in offshore locations.

The Obama Administration has supported the growth of IT jobs in rural America with unprecedented investments in rural broadband and other key infrastructure, and through innovative efforts like the White House TechHire Initiative https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/technology/techhire , a multi-sector initiative and call to action to rapidly train Americans with the skills they need for well-paying, open tech jobs.

It's a great investment: on average, tech jobs pay 50 percent more than other jobs, and many don't require a college degree.

Posted by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Jeffrey Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

Full Story: http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/06/27/sei ... al-america/

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Big Sky Code Academy All of our Big Sky Code Academy adult students are paired with a code mentor and a career coach for the duration of their course. Additionally, once you graduate, our Alumni team is there to support you as you look for your first job and to help you stay connected to our alumni and mentor network.

http://www.bigskycodeacademy.org/
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