This is the future of learning and hiring

It’s called Talent Pipeline as a Service

Talent Pipeline as a Service is a completely new model for corporate training and hiring that goes outside of the traditional realm of colleges and universities.

We’ve moved into an entirely new job economy, where people always have to be learning and therefore, their skill-set constantly goes out of date. The only way to learn in the future is going to be on-demand. It’s going to be online.

Employers will invest heavily in a new model of talent creation and retention. No longer will institutions adopt the antiquated, old fashioned idea that you must hire someone out of college. Employers are going to ask …

“What can you do?” Not, “Where did you go to school?”

All future employment is going to rely on the application of a specific set of skills. Whether in technology, business or otherwise, it is going to be about execution, not theory.

So the idea is that instead of hiring mid-to-senior level people, companies are simply going to create an internal pipeline of talent by partnering with institutions like Treehouse which provide a certain set of skills online.

The internal team, whether it be HR, sales or engineering, will use an external service like Treehouse to learn online and progress within their specific company or domain.

Externally, the same model applies.

Students can also choose to participate in one of these programs for a fraction of the cost of a traditional college education while still acquiring the skills needed to get a high-paying, relevant job.

The point is to develop online, effective, affordable schools for both internal and external job preparation, effectively replacing the role of a traditional 2 or 4-year degree. This new Talent Pipeline as a Service is how all future companies will source and retain new candidates.

The reason why this is important is they’re online. Employees need to be working while they’re learning. They can’t be taking an education vacation and going into debt.

The ability to deliver a new candidate with relevant skills at a fraction of the cost is going to save corporations millions.

That’s why we’re partnering with institutions like Nike and creating full stack JavaScript developers for them. We’re also specifically recruiting people of color and women for these roles, making education and opportunity accessible for all.

But the real opportunities are outside of “tech.” Of course Microsoft, Google and Facebook will need these services too, but the opportunity among fortune 1000 companies willing to pay top dollar for top talent is enormous. You don’t think Kohl’s and Rite Aid and Foot Locker need developers? You’re wrong and we’re going to train them.

And the interesting thing is we don’t need to create a specific curriculum for a specific company. The same skills that apply to Nike also apply to a developer at Foot Locker and Rite Aid and so forth.

So, the reality is, the worker of the future is a generalist, who can learn. We’re helping facilitate the rise of the knowledge worker by creating a platform that allows them to learn forever. We continue to provide the education, and they continue to improve, all from the comfort of their own desk. No debt required.

And as we’ve noticed, the apprenticeships start at roughly 50K per year, and then it ratchets up pretty quickly to 70, 90, 100 plus.

The number one problem for growing organizations is talent acquisition and retention. Unless you are one of the top 25 companies in the world, your talent pipeline is struggling.

The traditional method of hand-picking candidates from top universities is about to change. No longer will individuals have to pay tens of thousands of dollars a year simply for the opportunity to participate and compete.

The number of emerging institutions leveraging Talent As A Service by offering specialized training in areas such as engineering, management and operations, will fundamentally change the nature of education and employment alike.

That’s why we started Treehouse, and so far we have been lucky enough to have over 180,000+ students participate in our program.

But this is just the beginning.

I can’t wait to share more soon.


Hi, I’m Ryan, CEO of Treehouse!

My mission is creating the future of education, so I can help as many people as possible.

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Ryan Carson

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I'm a Father, entrepreneur and lover of movies. Founder and CEO of @treehouse.

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