TechPoint says skills-based hiring a key part of resolving Indiana’s biggest tech talent challenges; Asks tech employers to change standard practice

2022-05-24T08:55:44-04:00May 24, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2022) — TechPoint, Indiana’s nonprofit, industry-led, tech ecosystem growth initiative, is encouraging Hoosier tech employers to rethink their job descriptions and to not require bachelor’s degrees for jobs that don’t need them but instead focus on credentials, skills and experience. Not making those changes will mean employers will continue to exclude more than 70 percent of Hoosiers from being considered for tech jobs, studies show. To help employers make this change, TechPoint has created the Job Description Playbook: Inclusive, Skills-Based Listings and the Tech Career Pathways and Competency Maps, which are both free. It’s part of the organization’s focus on a collaborative, comprehensive effort to inclusively add more than 41,000 Hoosier tech workers by 2030.This will require Indiana to double the current national tech workforce growth rate from 2 to 4 percent. “Achieving this growth is not [...]