Daniel Fogarty From LaunchCode On Giving People Access to Tech Jobs

Tech jobs have a lot of high barriers to entry... What we want to do is pull down those barriers so that anybody that wants to work in this field has the opportunity.

LaunchCode is one of the founding companies of the STL tech ecosystem.

There are 50,000 tech graduates every year. Yet, it is predicted that there will be one million unfilled tech jobs by 2020. Such a skills shortage is not just an issue for candidates, but employers too.

Daniel Fogarty talks to STL Community Cast on how LaunchCode is lowering the barrier to entry into the tech industry through low cost training programs and building relationships with local corporations to proactively address the talent gap.

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Drew Davis is the creator and host of STL Community Cast, a podcast that examines innovative and impactful projects in St Louis. In each episode, Drew converses with a project leader to uncover the purpose and passion driving their work, and the impact of the project in St Louis and beyond. To keep up with cool projects and hear directly from the visionaries behind them, subscribe to STL Community Cast on your podcast app of choice, or connect with Drew on Twitter and Soundcloud.