In Central Oregon, tech jobs are abundant but qualified candidates are hard to come by. This imbalance inspired one software consulting agency in Bend, Oregon to investigate a new way to secure talent.
In the Information Technology (IT) industry, being qualified for a software development job does not necessarily mean having a college degree. Many of the hard skills needed can be taught on the job, molded to fit the needs of a specific business. After experiencing deficiencies in qualified IT candidates, Five Talent software consulting agency elected to hire registered apprentices to help build a stronger workforce for the future.