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Source: Reuters

Living the tech dream, thanks to a novel apprenticeship program

Wednesday 08:05 GMT

He is a graduate of a program called Apprenti that provides education and on-the-job training for tech jobs to non-traditional recruits.

Amazon expects its apprenticeship cohort to grow from 150 to 1,000 workers in the next few years, said Tammy Thieman, a senior program manager at the ecommerce giant. The tech industry had 2.8 million openings last year, with 50 percent of them middle-level jobs that do not necessarily require a college degree, according to Jennifer Carlson, executive director of Apprenti.

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