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ITWorks Delaware kicked off today in Wilmington, and we met with new student Morgan Dubicki to learn more about what she was doing prior to joining the program and where she hopes to be when she leaves. With two recent cross-country moves under her belt, Morgan is excited to get started on a new career in IT. Read on to learn more!
Las Vegas – Tech Impact’s ITWorks program has received a $50,000 grant from the MGM Resorts Foundation to further the organization’s goal of providing underemployed and unemployed young adults with the skills and experience they need to launch careers in technology. This generous grant will support the ITWorks program in the Las Vegas community. In 2016, ITWorks Las Vegas graduated 25 students, and the program will serve up to 36 students this year. ITWorks is free of charge for students because of funders like MGM Resorts Foundation.
The ITWorks Philadelphia Spring 2017 session starts today! Meet one of our new students, Mara Thach. Mara found ITWorks through a friend who successfully completed the program, and looks forward to learning the skills and gaining the experience necessary to start a career in information technology. Read on to learn more about Mara and what he hopes to accomplish during his internship and after graduation from ITWorks.
Gretchen Djukanovich (Director, Customer Contact), Angelica Silveyra (Manager, Customer Contact), and Chris Higgins (Director, Talent Acquisition), recently partnered with Tech Impact to provide students in their training program with resume and cover letter writing tips, as well as a tour of NV Energy’s Contact Center. They have a history of helping others in the community by volunteering their time with various nonprofit organizations. CXWorks is a Tech Impact workforce development program that offers free career training to master the customer experience. Students immerse themselves in the skills and knowledge required to be a customer service professional and graduate ready for call center positions.
Mark Prater, a student in the ITWorks Las Vegas Spring 2017 class, will be starting his 16-week session today with the rest of his Las Vegas classmates. Mark is a transplant from Memphis, Tennessee, and has been working in retail since he moved a year and a half ago. Enticed by the opportunity of free training to gain the skills and experience necessary to start a stable career, Mark applied for ITWorks. He looks forward to the hands-on classroom activities and ultimately, the success that comes with being an ITWorks graduate. Read on to learn more about Mark’s career goals and what he hopes will come of his time in the program.
The second CXWorks session is busily underway in Las Vegas, and we are excited to introduce one of the awesome students – Toynee Bodie. Having been laid off from her job at the end of 2016 but wanting to progress in the Customer Service industry, Toynee felt like finding the CXWorks program was a matter of fate. She recently shared her history and initial experience in the classroom with us in an interview. Keep your eyes out for Part 2 during graduation week when we’ll check-in with Toynee again to see what’s next!
CXWorks launched in September of 2016 with the goal of training young adults in the Las Vegas community with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the customer service and call center industry. After a successful pilot program, the program’s second session is getting ready to kick-off on February 6th! And when it comes to CXWorks, it truly takes a village. Read on to learn about what makes this program so unique and all the amazing people who helped get it started.
Tech Impact Looks to Engage and Recognize Mentors Throughout January
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Tech Impact wants to call attention to the importance of mentoring and recognize those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to providing guidance and support to those students in the CXWorks and ITWorks workforce development programs. This article will discuss why mentorship is an integral component of our programs, and include some highlights from our mentors. Keep an eye on our social media pages for daily mentor highlights during the month of January!