In 2014, Treehouse committed to partnering with Workforce Investment Boards and community-based organizations to put 150,000 people back to work in high-paying tech jobs across America. Treehouse will scale the Code-to-Work prototype to five WIBs per year in different regions, to train 10,000 adults in each region. In conjunction with adult retraining, Treehouse will donate matching K-12 public school accounts to build a tech talent pipeline.
Treehouse will provide quality on-line training for in-demand computing jobs and identify students with job-ready skills for additional training, mentoring, and career placement services in partnership with WIBs and their community-based partners (non-profits serving veterans, immigrants and refugees as well as community colleges). Treehouse will build partnerships with tech employers to align education with needs of a rapidly-evolving industry.
Treehouse will leverage WIBs and their community partners for additional mentoring and career counseling and connect students with tech industry mentors to guide and expand career paths.
Treehouse will identify job-ready students through a leaderboard and algorithm that tracks badges/points earned in courses that map to industry needs, in addition to assessing digital portfolios. WIBs will provide career placement services to job-ready students and facilitate placements through on-the-job training funding. Treehouse will partner with WIBs, tech associations, and chambers of commerce to host job fairs that connect students with regional employers.
Q3 - 2014 - Begin outreach to WIBs and secure five partners (10,000 adults each WIB).
Q4 - 2014 - Begin training, enlist Chambers of Commerce, Tech Associations and industry employer partners, plan job fairs, donate matching K-12 accounts to build tech talent pipeline.
Q1 - 2015 - Leverage WIBs and community partners for additional mentoring, training, career counseling.
Q2 - 2015 - Host job fairs, place Code-to-Work participants.
Q3 - 2015 - Begin outreach to WIBs and secure next five partners (10,000 adults each WIB). Repeat cycle of training, mentoring, career counseling, job fairs, job placements.
Treehouse seeks to solve poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and rising income inequality by providing job-ready skills for a digital economy. Treehouse's online learning platform expands access to high-poverty and rural areas that lack tech teachers and enables displaced workers to retrain for high-paying jobs. As students graduate with massive debt and no marketable job skills, Treehouse provides affordable, accessible job training.
By 2020, there will be 1 million more coding jobs available than people to fill them - a billion salary opportunity. Computing jobs are growing at twice the national average and pay 75% more than the median annual salary.
In June 2014, Treehouse launched Code Oregon with the goal of getting 10,000 Oregonians back-to-work in high demand tech jobs. We seek to scale this prototype to 5 regions per year, to reboot depressed economies, empower Americans to economic self-sufficiency, and inspire the next generation of innovators.
We are seeking to connect with implementing partners to scale our commitment including: Mayors, WIBs, Veterans, Community Colleges, community-based organizations, mentors (particularly women and minorities in tech), Chambers of Commerce, tech employers. Financial partners to sponsor training and outreach efforts are valued.