High interest rates and significant debt should not be a prerequisite for getting the training and skills necessary to get a better job. That's why we are working with partners to pioneer solutions that go beyond traditional loans. We are creating a financial product that protects the job seeker, allows for appropriate risk-sharing, and is financially sustainable.
Opportunity@Work’s flagship project, TechHire, works directly with communities around the country putting these ideas into practice in the Information Technology industry. We are creating pathways for more Americans to access well-paying tech jobs. Launched from the White House by President Obama in 2015 as a pilot public-private with 21 communities, TechHire has grown to over 50 communities, 1200 employers, over 400 community partners and training providers. In one year, TechHire enabled 2300 job placements in communities around the country.