TransTech launches campaign for fall tech apprenticeship

TransTech is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that offers an apprenticeship and training academy that teaches job skills, graphic design, and web coding skills. In the apprenticeship program, TransTech offers creative technological services such as web development, graphic design, and media production. TransTech has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund these programs and has already raised over $5,000. 


“We believe that trans people deserve a safe and affirming place to grow their skills and not feel alone in the workplace. Trans people are twice as likely to be unemployed than non-transgender people and we are passionate about changing that,” said CEO/Executive Director Angelica Ross.

The fall session apprenticeship will cover basic skills to navigating employment culture and students will work on actual TransTech client projects. During the fall session, the TransTech apprentices will begin to learn the basics of working in a creative design firm. This base will propel the apprentices into the spring session, where they will explore a more in-depth and hands-on approach to learning graphic design and web coding. Finally in the summer session, apprentices will perfect their own portfolio, have more direct client projects and learn personal accounting skills.


Transgender people experience a disproportionate amount of job discrimination and are four times more likely to live in poverty. With the economic well being of trans people under consistent threat, TransTech has filled a much needed gap in adequate job preparation and training. To learn more about TransTech, click here.  


To donate, check out the TransTech Indegogo campaign