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The organizations listed below provide pipeline development and workforce training within the tech sector.


Apprenti provides a proven, reliable pipeline for underrepresented groups such as minorities, women and veterans to gain training, certification and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry.

Through our innovative selection, certification and hiring process, we are bridging the talent gap and meeting the demands of the tech industry’s growing workforce.



Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private non-profit college with a mission to educate urban students in advanced technologies. BFIT offers programs that align with the needs of high-demand local industries. BFIT’s programs make a vital difference in the lives of Greater Boston youth ages 18-24 by training them for entry and mid-level technology careers for which local talent is in short supply. Highlights of BFIT’s student demographics: 70% are students of color; 53% first-generation college students; 50% of BFIT students hail from Boston proper.

BFIT also customizes incumbent and pipeline workforce development training programs for Greater Boston companies. Employees are a company’s most important asset—investing in their continued development is the key to the company’s continued success. Continuing education and training programs at BFIT range from one-day workshops aimed at helping employees prepare for industry certificate and license exams, to degree programs with specialized schedules to accommodate cohorts of students from a company.



CodeSquad is a non-profit coding academy that trains talented adults from low-opportunity backgrounds to become full-stack web developers and launch a new career. Students receive an intensive “bootcamp” training in web and mobile-app development… and in soft skills like effective communication and leadership. After completing their training, students are placed in internships in greater Boston. As companies and interns work together, workplace diversity can increase, and product development can improve.



The mission of Conexión is to develop HispanicLatino leaders into strategic and innovative executives who lead organizations that harness the positive impact of the expanding HispanicLatino presence and to create a national network of exceptional leaders. Latino early and mid-career professionals with a demonstrated track record of performance in business, education and government are selected for executive mentorship and leadership programs. Employers select the individuals in their organizations who meet these criteria and whom they wish to invest.



CyberWarrior Academy is a social enterprise and workforce development program that provides Cybersecurity and Career Development training with a specific focus on underserved individuals and veterans with 2 to 5 years of IT industry experience. The training is intensive, pragmatic, hands-on, and delivered by Cybersecurity practitioners and white-hat hackers. The training includes real-world exposure to the rapidly changing threat landscape. Not only will students develop the technical competency to deliver immediate value to sponsor employers, but they will also learn how to constantly investigate new innovations so that their skills remain relevant. Recruitment will focus on minority, women, and veteran candidates, and will be drawn from sponsor companies, community colleges, and other workforce development programs.

CyberWarrior Academy addresses the growing demand for qualified Information Security talent while also creating long-lasting career opportunity for people in help desk and technical support roles, which are not in high-demand and often do not pay wages lucrative enough to allow for significant economic mobility. The program provides skill development of existing staff and/or a recruitment option to source candidates in this high demand area.  After completion of the program, candidates will have the requisite skill sets for Information Security Analyst level 1 and 2 roles plus 3 industry-standard cybersecurity certifications.


G|Code offers young women of color a safe co-living, working, and learning community where they will learn cutting-edge technology skills, gain employment experience and connect with our world renown network of mentors, advisors and enterprise partners.



General Assembly transform careers and teams through dynamic courses in coding, data, design, and business. Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. GA’s pioneering, experiential education includes full-time and part-time courses taught on-campus, online, and on site with companies, giving individuals and teams flexible options for growth and development. 



The Greater Boston American Apprenticeship Initiative makes it easier than ever to become an apprentice in one of two growing fields: construction or hospitality. Some GBAAI apprentices can even earn college credit on the job.



Hack.Diversity addresses one of the region’s most glaring workforce inefficiencies, bringing together underrepresented sources of talent with the region’s hottest, fastest growing companies in tech and healthcare. A unique internship-to-employment pipeline, the program provides diversity consulting and training for hiring companies, and provides engineers of color with training, coaching, and mentoring – positioning both employer and employee for long-term success.


JobPath is the leading tool for veterans transitioning from the military by providing online job training linked to real job opportunities. Established in 2013 by nationally renowned leaders in the veteran employment community, JobPath has solved the problems related to veteran hiring by combining a powerful Resume Generator with a Military Skills Translator with free online job training, social mentoring, and job searching. Through this free site for veterans, JobPath gives users the opportunity to search for employment and take critical business courses online to become trained to develop skills in areas military veterans have lacked. From Basic Bookkeeping to Microsoft Office, JobPath’s training library is comprised of 155 diverse and intricate courses that veterans can utilize to become better candidates. In addition, companies can develop their own customized online courses within our site to get veterans trained for specific jobs they are looking to fill. And with tens of thousands of veterans already enrolled and over 6,000 more joining every month, JobPath has quietly become the clear leader for current and former military members looking for work.



Launch Academy is a 10 week, intensive bootcamp that teaches students how to code, focusing on full stack development, and assists graduates in obtaining jobs as junior web developers.



The Lena Park Technology Center offers members the opportunity to learn basic computing skills and to take a course to advance in the workplace. Lena Park is a center for youth and adults interested in pursuing their interests in science, technology, engineering, digital arts and mathematics (STEAM). The IT Program Manager, plans programs, as well as provides individual and group classes; tutorials, and services based on interest from residents and members. Additionally, there are events around technology that allow people to learn about the high tech world in which we live. The center currently offers basic computer skills, robotics for middle schoolers, coding, and digital arts. José would be happy to talk with residents and neighbors about their personal needs for technology.


At MassHire Career Centers, Massachusetts employers can take advantage of employment and training resources such as assistance with recruitment and hiring, job matching with potential hires, workforce training grants and tax credit programs. 

MassMEP creates economic impact by transforming manufacturing enterprises and the manufacturing ecosystem. This is achieved through providing operational excellence, workforce development strategies and innovative growth initiatives, enhanced through leveraging strategic public/private relationships. Advanced manufacturing demands a highly-skilled workforce trained in the latest digital technologies and operational processes. MassMEP’s Critical Skills Assessment helps determine current skill levels and weaknesses to evaluate and modify employee training and development programs to ensure greater success.



Mattapan Tech’s primary goal is to provide low and no cost job training opportunities and job placement assistance to 600 individuals every year; 200 students per session with each session running for 4 months. Each training program includes classroom presentation and hands-on training in a real workplace environment. By the end of each training session, students are expected to be qualified to take and pass their professional certification exams and have the necessary credentials and work experience to earn an entry level position in retail or in the technical service industry and maintain the position. After successfully training students, Mattapan Tech continues to assist them with job search and job placement and monitor their job performance and social progress for at least one year.



The Align MS in Computer Science program is an intensive 2.5 year Master’s program for students with an undergraduate degree in a non-technical field. Align is focused on closing the diversity gap in tech by giving students from any academic background the ability to earn a master’s degree in computer science. Recent philanthropic and corporate support provides scholarships to women and  underrepresented minorities to try the program. Students from non-technical backgrounds bring a diversity of thought and experiences to the workplace.


Per Scholas prepares motivated and curious adults for successful careers in technology through no-cost customized training courses powered by today’s biggest technology employers.

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for women in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies to create environments where women thrive, advance, lead and stay. reacHIRE gives companies access to exceptional and experienced professional women they cannot find on their own. Through customized programs tailored to a company’s unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp into a defined project assignment or permanent role. With more than 1.6 million women committed to resuming their careers, reacHIRE’s sourcing techniques and cohort-based training curriculum offer immediate value to innovative corporations committed to alternative talent acquisition strategies. reacHIRE women have outstanding academic credentials, leadership experience and the highest retention rate of any return-to-work program.



Resilient Coders is a highly competitive free and stipended nonprofit coding bootcamp, training people of color from low income communities for careers as software engineers. They go on to work as software engineers for companies as big as Wayfair, Wellington, Microsoft, Fidelity, DigitasLBI, SapientRazorfish, and as small as early stage tech startups. They spend 14 weeks learning full stack javascript, from vanilla JS, through React, Node, Mongo DB and Postgres. Resilient Coders aims to make the tech economy the meritocracy it purports to be. 


SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs and helping employers find and retain skilled employees.



Spectrum Talent Delivery bridges the ‘Skills Gap’ for early career technology roles. We curate technical professionals to meet your needs by assessing, recruiting and developing the right skill sets through technical apprenticeships for diverse candidates.


Startup Institute’s programs are built to help leverage and build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch individuals into the innovation industry in the areas of Web Development, Web Design, Digital Marketing, or Sales and Business Development. They work directly with businesses and schools to train the modern workforce for the innovation economy. 
Transition Overwatch  

Transition Overwatch transforms military members into future leaders equipped with the skills needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. Transition Overwatch partners with forward-thinking companies to close their digital skills gap, diversify their workforce, grow their military talent, and improve their veteran retention. Our Unconventional Apprenticeship is an innovative, plug-and-play workforce development solution powered by a diverse pool of military talent. The Unconventional Apprenticeship combines accelerated upskilling, on-the-job applied learning, professional development, coaching and community, into a holistic military hiring and retention strategy. Together we’re forging the workforce of tomorrow from the military talent of today.


Logo for Timothy Smith Network The Timothy Smith Network provides, comprehensive technology education services to residents of the greater Roxbury community. These organizations are located in a variety of social service agencies, health centers, community development corporations, standalone community technology centers, and faith-based organizations throughout the Greater Roxbury area. People of all ages have access to state of the art computer technology and to programs as rich in diversity as the neighborhood the network serves. These programs build the capacity of the people of Roxbury as they acquire the knowledge and skills critical to success in an increasingly technology-driven world.



The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts’ MSIMBO Coding Bootcamp is a no cost training programs that prepares displaced, unemployed, and underemployed workers for jobs as computer programmers. Their DiGiUL Program teaches all the fundamentals of graphic design, branding, and marketing.



The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) – Small Business Direct Access Program provides free, small scale training services to Massachusetts’ companies. In order to qualify, businesses can be of any size, but must pay into the Fund. All for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund.



Year Up is a one-year intensive training program, featuring six months of skills training and a six month internship at more than 250 top companies. At Year Up, students specialize in one of five tracks: Financial Operations, Information Technology, Business Operations, Software Development, and Sales & Customer Support. With training specifically tailored to meet workforce needs, students at Year Up graduate career-ready. Founded in 2000, Year Up is dedicated to closing the skills gap for thousands of young adults across the country. Year Up has served 19,500+ students to date across 21 cities nationwide.



YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer and/or school year at public, private and nonprofit worksites. Participants also receive training in core soft skills so they can practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. And they learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways.