Pluralsight Releases 50 Free Courses for $20M TechHire Initiative

Program Will Provide the Most Relevant and Critical Technology
Courses and Assessments for Unemployed Americans

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology
professionals, today announced the launch of its TechHire course
offering, which provides free on-demand technology skills training for
unemployed Americans across the nation. An initiative launched by the
White House earlier this year, TechHire
aims to empower unemployed, job-seeking Americans to get the programming
and IT skills they need to begin and sustain well-paying careers in
technology. Pluralsight’s $20 million in-kind philanthropic donation
will provide access to 50 courses from Pluralsight’s expert-authored
library for those that qualify.

“Pluralsight is thrilled to partner with the White House to help
unemployed Americans land a career in technology,” said Aaron Skonnard,
founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “Online training is a great resource for
people to learn at their own pace, making it a real possibility for
those looking to master key technology skills in a rapidly growing job

Today there are more
than half a million unfilled jobs
in IT technology across all
sectors of the economy. These jobs make up about 12 percent of the
approximately five million job openings in the U.S., making IT the
largest occupational category for available jobs right now.

Pluralsight will group the 50 courses into five different tracks:
job-hunting skills, general technology basics, data skills, front-end
web application development and IT operations. The tracks were designed
so individuals can customize their learning experience and attain their
learning goals, serving both individuals who have no background in tech
and those seeking to skill up.

Dividing the courses into tracks makes them more digestible and helps
prevent participants from feeling overwhelmed, while providing freedom
to move laterally between the classes. Two of the tracks – job-hunting
skills and general technology courses – require little to no
prerequisite knowledge and were specifically designed to be a foundation
for anyone looking for a job. The specific tech industry tracks were
designed to provide the needed vocabulary and skills for entry-level
positions within the tech verticals, such as IT operations, hardware
trouble-shooters, data analysts, and front-end programmers and designers.

Pluralsight compared data from its network to data compiled by job
market analytics company Burning Glass to help design this program and
decide on the courses that would be most useful for participants. It
also provided insights into the barometer of which job skills are most
desired in today’s market.

To learn more about Pluralsight’s TechHire program visit
Additional information about Pluralsight can be found at

About Pluralsight

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for
professional software developers, IT specialists and creative
technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development
platform, the company offers instant access to more than 4,000 courses
authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries,
Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical
training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more
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