Partner Spotlight - General Assembly

Partner Spotlight General Assembly learning

Welcome to our spotlight series! Please introduce yourself and the organization you represent...

Hello! I’m Lupe Colangelo, and I manage our employer partnerships here at GA. Prior to that, I spent 2+ years as a Career Coach on GA’s Outcomes team. I’ve been lucky to have such extensive experience directly supporting GA candidates.

General Assembly produces tech talent in Engineering, UX, and Data. On the partnerships team’ at GA, our goal is to create a network by partnering with organizations, such as Hired, who work to place high-intent tech talent in jobs.

It sounds like you and GA have done incredible work to connect employers and jobseekers. How did your organization begin?

General Assembly started in 2011 as a coworking space where entrepreneurs, self-starters, and more collaborated and taught each other the latest technical skills. Now, we’re a global technology talent organization that develops talent through upskilling and re-skilling.

People from all different fields, experiences, and backgrounds come to General Assembly for workshops and learning new skills, take our Immersive courses to change careers and break into tech, or digitally transform their teams on a larger scale.

We have courses for people at all different levels in their career; whether you’re just starting in tech or are advanced, there’s something for everyone.

Related: Candidate Spotlight: Rina Abu Transitioned from Medical Coding to Software Coding, Thanks to General Assembly Courses

It’s great to hear about the accessible resources GA has for people to improve their careers and skills. Tell us more about your organization’s partnership with Hired. 

We partner with Hired to help our employer partners access great talent. We also are able to get employers connected with GA Immersive talent on the Hired platform for free!

Our graduates are prepared for junior roles in data science, software engineering, and UX design. General Assembly learning has been transforming thousands of careers since 2011 through curriculum, community, and results.

This year in particular, we are thrilled to be partnered together as Hired goes global. At GA, anyone from around the world can leverage our courses. We have global grads and alumni that can successfully use Hired to find a new job they love, in any location. Together we are able to set people up for success in their jobs and lives.

Related: Hired Expands to Help Companies Find Talent Worldwide as Demand for Remote Work Doubles

Amazing! People can take their new skills from General Assembly learning to Hired and find a job they love without having to relocate. What are some current initiatives for your organization?

The employer partnerships team is working with some of the largest companies around the world to solve some of their most pressing pain points by providing access to diverse, job ready technology talent in Data Science, Data Analysis, UX Design and Software Engineering.

General Assembly offers train-to-hire solutions for companies needing sustainable tech talent pipelines (think, 20 or more junior level hires per year). For companies hiring 20 or less for each function, the employer partnership's team connects technical recruiters, HR leaders and hiring managers with amazing candidates ready to hire immediately.

Reach out to Lupe at lupe.colangelo@ga.co so we can start helping you today! To browse in-person, online, full-time or part-time classes and workshops with GA, please go to: https://generalassemb.ly/browse?format=all.

Anything else we should be on the lookout for?

Stay in touch with General Assembly’s upcoming offerings on our website, ga.co

To browse in-person, online, full-time or part-time classes and workshops with GA, please go to: https://generalassemb.ly/browse?format=all.

Got it! Thank you so much for chatting with us and thank you to General Assembly for your partnership.


Hired is the largest AI-driven marketplace matching ambitious tech and sales talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Backed by global HR leader, The Adecco Group, Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love and reach their full potential.

By providing accurate, real-time information, access to equal opportunity, efficiency, and transparency, the Hired platform serves as the backbone for hiring managers, recruiters, and C-level executives to surface the best talent and build amazing, diverse teams around the world.

Hired is committed to building equity in the hiring process through a more representative talent pool, using bias reduction features, customized assessments, and salary bias alerts to help remove unconscious bias when hiring. 

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