Catalyte launches pilot program with Koch Industries

By Jacob Hsu

While many companies believe great software developers exist only in a handful of cities, Catalyte has proven otherwise for 20 years. Our ability to find exceptional talent from unexpected places continues as we launch a new program with Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas.

We’ve begun registration for the first training class of 10 people. Just like other Catalyte training cycles, this 26-week program will first identify someone’s innate ability to become a great software engineer and then teach them the skills needed to become a full-stack developer. Koch companies will evaluate program graduates for roles as full-time software developers.

Why did Koch select Catalyte for this talent transformation program?

“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.”

We’re excited to see an evolution too – of companies finally realizing that the tech talent they need might be in their local communities or even already on their payroll. All they need is the ability to find and develop it.

You can read the full press release here. Further coverage is below.

  • Wichita Business Journal: Koch Industries using AI to find technology talent it can train
  • Wichita Eagle: Want a job as a software developer with Koch? No experience necessary in new program
  • KWCH 12: Koch Industries launching partnership to find potential software developers in Wichita area