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TEC-P is a regional program to connect the hidden tech talent market with Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing careers. The IT industry is growing rapidly. Learn how you can be a part of it.

Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing are flurishing in Colorado. See how you as an employer can utilize TECP to assist in recruitment and applicant training services.

ABOUT TEC-P

How TEC-P can help you find talent

The IT industry is growing rapidly. Learn how you can be a part of it.

TEC-P, a targeted industry sector initiative, will further build the state’s information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. The project utilizes an industry- and employer-driven approach to develop career pathways, boosting employment in middle-skilled to high-skilled jobs.   This milestone regional effort will help to expand Colorado's pipeline of talent by connecting nearly 600 long-term unemployed individuals with promising careers in high-demand industries.

The TEC-P grant application was led by the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), which will serve as fiscal agent of the four-year project.   The partnership, awarded a $6.2 Million "Ready to Work Partnership‟ grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in October 2014, consists of several organizations  including:; Workforce Investment Boards serving Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin,  Jefferson, Larimer and Mesa counties; the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, the Colorado Community College System and Western Colorado Community College; industry associations; employers within the IT and advanced manufacturing sectors; and additional training and other partners. 

Techtonic Group

Jose

Developer

“I never would have imagined that a career like this was even a possibility. Techtonic Academy has literally changed my life.”

Jose is the son of a janitor and lives in a 2 bedroom house with 6 relatives. He went to 1 year of community college with a focus in software development but found the costs prohibitive. Jose dropped out of college and was working at a restaurant when he applied to Techtonic Academy. He was hired as an apprentice with assistance from the TEC-P grant and quickly started contributing to his Drupal team. Within 6 months he was promoted to Jr. Developer and was overseeing 2 new apprentices. He is currently an employee of Techtonic Group working on a large, complex .Net project.

“We’re proud to advance this regional effort to further develop our pipeline of talent.” – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

By the Numbers

Colorado Labor Market Stats

The following data is from Colorado Department of Labor & Employment LMI Gateway

94,000

Estimated Number of individuals employed in IT/Advanced Manufacturing in CO

3,100

Openings in September 2015 in IT within TECP Regions

$102,000

Average Annual Income in IT industry within TECP Regions

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