WICHITA, Kan. – SEPT. 8, 2020 – Koch Industries, Inc. is launching an innovative new pilot program with Catalyte, a talent transformation platform and software development services company. The companies plan to identify 10 people in the Wichita area with the aptitude to become software developers and provide an opportunity for a no-cost, accelerated education program at Koch’s Wichita campus. Upon completion of the program, Koch plans to evaluate all successful candidates for roles as full-time software developers.
No prior experience in software development is needed for the program, which requires a 40-hour weekly commitment for 26-weeks.
Eligible candidates must:
- Have a desire to pursue a career in software development/engineering
- Be proficient in using a computer and the internet
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
“As we continue to grow, Koch has to look at every opportunity for identifying and attracting talent,” said Kristin Webb, VP of Koch Learning Systems. “Catalyte’s technology lets us do that in a way that taps into unrecognized potential, while also providing transformational opportunities in our community. I’m so excited to see how this program will evolve.”
“At Catalyte, we know that aptitude is equally distributed but opportunity isn’t,” said Carlton Gordon, Jr., Managing Director, Midwest Region, Catalyte. “Our technology is designed to bypass traditional measures used in hiring, like resumes and degrees, to see someone’s true potential for becoming a software developer. We’re excited about this partnership with Koch and the potential to help discover talent.”
Catalyte, founded in 2000, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to find hidden technology talent by looking for the underlying aptitude and abilities that make a successful software engineer. This novel approach evens the playing field and opens the door for talented candidates who are often overlooked by traditional, resume-based hiring methods.
Those interested can take part in the two-hour screening at: http://bit.ly/CatKochTC
About Koch Industries
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $120 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in more than 70 countries, Koch companies employ 130,000 people worldwide, with about 65,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.
Catalyte finds and develops technology talent others can’t. Its Odyssey workforce development platform provides new opportunities for exceptional tech talent and powers transformational software engineering ‒ when, where and how it’s needed. The company uses AI to close the talent gap and produce sustainable and diverse technology workforces. With development centers in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix-Scottsdale and Portland, Ore., Catalyte offers a range of specialized engineering services that accelerate business outcomes. For more information, visit www.catalyte.io.