IT company GalaxE.Solutions said on Thursday it will hire 60 graduates of a local technology training and education program for women in 2022 as part of a new workforce development effort.
GalaxE, which has offices in Hartford, will bring in graduates from the Girls for Technology Service Desk training program as part of the company’s “Pipeline 4.0” initiative, which will train young people for technology roles.
The city of Hartford said it would provide a grant of up to $600,000 in US bailout funding to support the collaboration.
According to GalaxE officials, Pipeline 4.0 will offer a 10-week course that will equip interns with professional and technical skills through blended instruction, career coaching, mentoring and other means. Graduates will get a job at GalaxE or other partner companies.
All Hartford residents between the ages of 18 and 29 who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent are eligible to apply.
“Hartford has become a regional information technology hub, and we are committed to ensuring that growth translates into opportunity for Hartford residents,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. “What’s so important about Pipeline 4.0 and our partnership with GalaxE.Solutions and Girls for Technology is that participants won’t just end up with a certificate or a dream, they’ll end up with a great job, that’s guaranteed.
GalaxE announced earlier this month plans to add 180 positions in Hartford. Approximately 100 service desk positions currently based in the Philippines will be transferred to Hartford, and another 80 people will be recruited through workforce development efforts.