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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.
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.
“Looking back on my experience at ITWorks will always be a bright and shining moment. It provided me an opportunity to move into a career in IT, something I'd been considering for a while. My life has dramatically improved in all kinds of ways since graduation, all of which I can thank the ITWorks team for,” Michael Wanner, a graduate of the Fall 2016 class in Delaware reflected on his experience recently. Now, the ITWorks team is ready to welcome a new cohort of students for Spring 2017.
The ITWorks class of Fall 2016 has been hard at work after graduating from the program. Eleven weeks of class time, Cisco and Comp TIA certifications, and five week internships prepared this class better than ever before for entering the workforce. Twenty graduates are already employed in the IT field, only a month and a half after graduation. Read on to learn more about their thoughts on the program and where they are now!
ITWorks Fall 2016 sessions wrapped up at the end of December with graduation ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, and two standout students from each location delivered moving speeches about their journeys before finding the program, and their thoughts on the 16-week process.
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!