The need for skilled tech talent in Charlotte continues—despite the pandemic, says Genesis10 CEO Harley Lippman, in a news story that profiles the Dev10 Software Developer Training Program on Spectrum News 1 North Carolina.
“COVID-19 actually has increased the demand for IT people,” Lippman said, pointing out that for every five job openings, there is only one qualified candidate.
Dev10 is Genesis10’s Talent Creation Program aimed at building junior software developer talent in highly sought-after skills such as full-stack java that otherwise does not exist. Recruiting locally, training locally and deploying locally, Dev10 identifies local, high-aptitude college graduates and immerses them in a three-month technology training program.
Profiled in the news segment with Lippman and Angelia Brekke, Managing Director at Genesis10, is Ben Leboutillier. Leboutillier, who has a degree in physics, was working as an EMT when he decided to change careers and become a software developer. Dev10 helped him land a new role as a Data Quality Analyst with a key Genesis10 client in the healthcare industry in Charlotte.
“You don’t need four years to learn most roles,” he said. “You can learn it within a few months of classroom and work on the job. That’s exactly what Dev10 was for me.”
Dev10 recently received a 2020 Tekne Award in the Tech Talent Solution Provider category from the Minnesota Technology Association.
Genesis10 is a professional technology services firm providing Staffing, Direct Hire, Digital Consulting, Talent Creation and Onshore Managed Services.