TechBoost is a $10 million award from the Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration’s H-1B One Workforce Grant Program. Clark University, Public Consulting Group (PCG), and a national consortium of workforce development boards and training partners are committed to helping train the workforce of the future in information technology careers.
In administering the grant, Clark University has established the TechBoost Program, a collaborative partnership that will involve other education providers, workforce development boards, and industry training partners who will provide IT and IT-related industry sector-based credentials and work-based training to participants.
The TechBoost Program will enable 800 primarily unemployed and underemployed workers—especially workers displaced due to Covid-19—to be trained and retrained in IT and IT-related industry career pathways. Participants will receive employability and soft skills training and will also be placed into appropriate work-based learning opportunities including on-the job training, paid internships, and apprenticeship programs.
TechBoost will use innovative training strategies and training delivery methods to provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in middle- and high-skilled H-1B occupations, including but not limited to: information security analyst, computer systems analyst, data analyst/scientist, GIS technician, operations research analyst, software developer, and computer support specialist.