These resources are the PowerPoint slides and handouts from the breakout sessions of the 2017 H-1B TechHire Convening.

Day 1 Breakout Sessions

  • Customer-Centered Design Workshop: An Innovative Tool to Meet the Needs of TechHire Target Populations: This PowerPoint provides an overview of Design Thinking, which is a practical approach to arriving at innovative solutions. 
  • Supportive Services to Meet the Needs of TechHire Target Populations: This PowerPoint provides an overview about the latest research on supportive services in employment-focused programs for youth, low-income adults, and other target populations; including evidence-based interventions to address the most common barriers these populations face to training completion and employment.
  • Outreach and Recruitment Strategies to Support TechHire Partnerships: This handout is an action-planning template for outreach and recruitment so that participants can prioritize next steps following the convening.

Day 2 Breakout Sessions 

  • Putting Learning to Work: Integrating Apprenticeship and Other Work-Based Learning Models into Training Programs: This paper session will introduce participants to various strategies to effectively incorporate work-based learning into training programs, focusing on Apprenticeship.
  • IT Credentials: What Works for Learners and Employers?: This handout provides an overview of in demand Tech Skills and Credentials Info USDOL.
  • Acceleration Strategies: Integrating Career Pathways and Career Awareness into Bootcamps and other Bootcamps and other Short-Term Trainings: This PowerPoint highlights strategies to integrate bootcamps and other short-term trainings into broader career awareness activities and career pathways.
  • Building Effective Employer Partnerships in the IT Sector: This PowerPoint provides overview of how strong employer partnerships are the key to meeting program outcomes.  This breakout session covered effective strategies to bring employers from IT to the table – and keep them there – in support of TechHire Partnerships. 
  • Building Effective Employer Partnerships in the Advanced Manufacturing Sector: This PowerPoint provides overview of how strong employer partnerships are the key to meeting program outcomes.The handout provides an overview of the Flying HIGH Inc. Mahoning Valley Partnership for Employment Process Flowchart. 
  • Building Effective Employer Partnerships in the Health Care and Financial Services Sectors: This PowerPoint provides overview of how strong employer partnerships are the key to meeting program outcomes.