Employers & Industry

Employers & Industry Partners

Everyone benefits when ICT businesses can hire from a talented local pool of skilled professionals. Working together we can increase economic vitality and social well-being in the Bay. 

Colleges near you are producing thousands of ICT graduates every year – over 5,500 in the last two years. 

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Bay Area Colleges produced 2,964 ICT graduates, up 3% from the year before.

Local students are graduating in a wide-range of ICT programs and degrees.

Hire For Your Future

The Bay Area ICT sector is H-O-T and competition for tech talent is high.

  • Nationally, IT jobs will grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, faster than all other sectors.
  • Locally, the demand is even higher. For example, the need for Information Security Analysts is predicted to grow 33% from 2019 to 2024.
  • And that was before COVID. Now international hiring restrictions and the rise of people working from home require an even bigger workforce.
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The Bay Area Community Colleges system is one of the most diverse in the country.

Its Student Population is:

  • Women: 54%

  • Hispanic: 33%

  • Asian: 20%

  • African American: 6%

  • Students over 25yo: 32%

  • Veteran: 4%

Most In Demand Tech Skills

Graduates are learning industry skills to prepare them for career pathways in ICT and Digital Media.

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Infrastructure & Support
  • Office Tech/Office Computer Applications
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • CyberSecurity
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance / Control
  • Cloud Computing
  • DevOps
  • Systems Engineering
  • Information Security
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Information Systems
  • Network & Systems Administrators

Our Partners

Partnerships with local chambers, business councils, workforce investment boards, and community-based organizations provide the connections and opportunities to address regional and community objectives.

 
 
 
Accertify
AI EDU
Alameda County Workforce Development Board
Alteryx
Alteryx
AWS
AWS Academy
Bitwise Industries
Center for Employment Training
Cisco
Contra Costa Workforce Dev Board
DataPrime
Diablo Valley Tech Initiative
Directly
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
EastbayWorks
Gilead
Gilead Sciences
Google AI
Grow with Google
Human Capital Ventures Corp
IBM
Illumio
Intel
Intel
International Rescue Committee
Jobs for the Future
JobTrain
JVS
Latino Family Fund de Gilroy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Love Never Fails
Mandiant
NapaLearns
NextGen Cyber Talent
NOVAworks
NPower
okta
Opportunity Junction
Opportunity Youth Partnership
RightVarsity Technologies
Salesforce
SF OEWD
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Verkada
Vmware
 

Ways to Get Involved with the BayICT Partnership

Connect with Faculty Members

Build relationships with local ICT instructors

Industry Advisory Board

Provide feedback on what is being taught in the classroom

Become a Guest Speaker

Share your story with community college students

Paid Internships

Help students gain hands-on experience

Industry Mentorship

Guide students on the right career pathway

Cyber Competitions

Participate in a local cyber competition as a judge

Interested in Joining the Partnership?