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!
Mykaela, an ITWorks Las Vegas Fall 2016 student, gives her advice on what to expect when you're starting a new job or internship.
Walking into this program, I had no idea what to expect. I was curious and, to be honest, a bit scared. However, the life skills, in addition to the technical knowledge, have given me the confidence to face the unknown. My internship was hosted with Easter Seals of Southern Nevada. The organization’s main goal is to provide services to those with special needs within the community. As an intern, I assisted in a variety of projects - from interesting adventures like climbing in ceilings to tasks as simple as resetting a password. It was a great experience, and I am leaving with some advice I'd like to share:
Attracting top tech talent can be a struggle for most businesses, but it is even more difficult for nonprofits that are often unable to offer the attractive salaries and generous perk packages that are available from many corporate employers.
But as reported at Mashable.com, there are ways that nonprofits and social startups can attract – and retain – today’s top tech talent by focusing on an organization’s mission.
Experts say that several nonprofits and startups have learned they can attract top candidates by focusing on the organization’s work, not just the number on a paycheck or fancy perks. By supporting an employee’s ambition and drive to put their talent to good use, nonprofits are learning that many top workers do care more about the work they do than the compensation they receive.
In Mashable’s piece, six successful entrepreneurs discuss how they leverage their company’s mission to attract top tech talent and keep them from straying to other companies.
Read more about how top nonprofits are wooing the world’s best and brightest.