WTIA Workforce Institute
The WTIA Workforce Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to drive workforce initiatives to assist under represented communities seeking to enter the technology industry. The Institute has partnered with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Washington state’s unifying voice for the technology community, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to operate Apprenti, a technology training and registered apprenticeship program.
Apprenti is a registered apprenticeship program of the WTIA Workforce Institute. 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. Apprentices receive two to five months of full-time training then begin one year of paid on-the-job training with one of the program’s hiring partners. The program is partially funded through a grant from the American Apprenticeship Initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor, with support from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, and JP Morgan Chase.