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The positive impacts of the ever-expanding tech economy have meant meaningful work for thousands and increased prosperity to Chicago, but whole swaths of neighborhoods don’t have access to it. The Comer Foundation, P33 and SDI Presence came together to create a sustainable and equitable model that produces economic and social change for everyone including historically underrepresented individuals and communities.
Chicagoland corporations spend $40B on technology projects and IT services annually. Most of this IT spend leaves the local economy, often going offshore. The net result: Chicago’s technology ecosystem only produces training and jobs for some and the positive impacts of the tech economy fails to reach diverse and vulnerable communities. Xchange brings those dollars back – through a unique combination of workforce development and neighborhood revitalization efforts.
Xchange brings employers, training partners, and community resources together to realize a scalable, innovative program that can fundamentally and forever change the demographics of Chicagoland’s IT workforce. It’s simple: partner with quality MBE IT suppliers who can earn competitive contracts with companies looking to in-source some of their IT spend and use those employer contracts to train apprentices and create jobs that serve local communities.
Join Xchange, and together we can create an equitable, vibrant and inclusive economy.
Xchange leverages a small portion of the $40B spent annually on technology services by Chicago corporations, specifically to drive youth employment and neighborhood revitalization. Xchange is built to fast-track IT apprenticeships through to full-time employment. At scale, Xchange will significantly impact the demographics of Chicago’s IT workforce:
people trained on Chicago’s South and West Sides
high-paying jobs/careers in IT, and other ancillary jobs created in South and West side neighborhoods of Chicago
Dollars in IT spend in the Chicago economy, driving local wages earned in Chicago to further grow Chicago businesses
Xchange achieves a Triple Bottom Line across the City of Chicago, its corporations, our future IT workforce and Chicago’s talented MBEs – and keeps Corporate Chicago’s IT spend within the local economy: