Break into Tech in Houston: Career Opportunities, Sponsored Tuition and more

About This Event

The tech industry is growing at a rapid pace and technology skills are in high demand. In 2020, the Greater Houston Partnership indicated the region was home to about 150,000 tech workers. A report published by Spanning Cloud Apps LLC shows that the median annual pay for a Houston-area tech job stood at $91,190 in 2019.

A lack of skilled professionals means that you get to define your own career trajectory. General Assembly has helped 14k adults break into tech. Our courses in Data Science, Coding and UX design help curious folks from all walks of life break into tech. Whether you’re a barista, musician, architect, uni student, accountant or hair dresser, there’s an opportunity in tech for you.

Join us for a candid conversation with the experts and learn about how you can join this momentum and start your career in tech.

So how can you finance your career at GA to find a path you love? Financial hurdles shouldn’t keep you from taking this opportunity. During this discussion, we will also discuss fully-sponsored tuitions and financing plans options for funding your career transition.


Learn more about the opportunities available in tech in Houston

Tips on how to get started and financial resources to kickstart your own tech career journey

About the Instructor

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Community Reskilling Project Manager, General Assembly
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Senior Director, The Ion

Dr. Christine Galib serves as the Senior Director of Programs at The Ion. In this role, she oversees the development and execution of programs at The Ion, including The Ion’s Accelerator Programs, Workforce Development Programs, Academic and Mentor Programs, and Community Education Programs. She also directs The Ion Smart and Resilient Cities Accelerator, which supports selected startups as they develop and deploy technology that connects ideas, people, and communities in Houston. Backed by the Mayor’s Office, the City of Houston, Microsoft, Intel, and TX/RX, the Accelerator launched its first cohort in September 2019 and second cohort in April 2020. Christine is the founder of Plan My Plate, which offers leadership, management, creativity, innovation, and wellness consulting. A Teach For America alumna with experience in investment management, pre-medical studies, and educational consulting, Christine holds her bachelor’s from Princeton University, master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, and doctorate from Drexel University. Her speaking, writing, and research interests include entrepreneurial mindset development, creativity, innovation, leadership, systems thinking, mindfulness, wellness, and apologetics. A Northeast native, Christine wasn’t born in Texas, but she got here as fast as she could!

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Director of Learning and Workforce Initiatives, BakerRipley
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Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership

Peter Beard serves as Senior Vice President for Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston region’s principal business organization. He leads the Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative—a business led effort that engages more than 200 employers, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and the public workforce system. UpSkill Houston works to ensure that the region’s businesses have access to workers that have skills and credentials for advanced and technical careers and occupations that require education beyond a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree.

Peter is active in various community and civic causes. He serves on the boards of directors for Gulf Coast Workforce Solutions, Artspace Projects (Minneapolis, MN), and Houston LISC’s Local Advisory Committee. Peter is also a Talent Pipeline Management® faculty member and Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum in Houston.

Prior to joining Greater Houston Partnership, Peter served in executive roles at United Way Worldwide (Alexandria, VA) and the Fannie Mae Foundation (Washington, DC). Prior to Fannie Mae Foundation, he served as the general counsel at Habitat for Humanity International (Americus, GA), and was in private legal practice at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes (Baltimore, MD).

Peter received his A.B. in economics from Davidson College in North Carolina and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University College of Law in New York.

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Sep 09 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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