The TechHire Partnership grant program, supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, equipped participants to succeed in middle- and high-skill jobs in industries such as IT, health care, and advanced manufacturing. Grantees included public workforce organizations, community colleges, community and faith-based organizations, and business-related nonprofits. From 2016 to 2020, 39 TechHire grantees in 21 states reached more than 18,000 participants.
Each grantee offered a variety of training and work experiences related to preparing individuals for careers in the IT, health care, or advanced manufacturing industries. Many offered incumbent-worker training, paid work experiences or internships, and on-the-job training.The lessons learned in this case study are intended to be shared with other U.S. Department of Labor TechHire grantees, workforce development programs and practitioners, and program designers and policymakers to enhance future training design and implementation. This case study was developed using findings and insights culled from external research, interviews with TechHire program managers, products that were developed previously, and lessons shared through grantee technical assistance events and activities.