Training Unlikely Techies
Kaveh Waddell, Axios
In several midsize cities across the United States, unusual software teams are programming apps and websites. In past lives, these workers delivered pizzas and parcels, tended stores, and taught in schools, or drove Ubers and forklifts.
They made the unlikely jump to tech by way of apprenticeships—free intensive training followed by jobs at the companies that taught them. This train-and-hire model may be a potential answer to a growing issue: how to get people whose jobs are likely to be automated into new, future-proof work that requires vastly different skills.