The ITWorks Las Vegas Fall 2017 class is graduating this week! After an intensive 11 weeks of class time, five weeks in an internship, and CompTIA A+ certifications, the students are ready to start their careers in the IT field. Read more to learn about Taylor Sundwall, one of the students graduating this week.
The fourth CXWorks session is quickly coming to a close in Las Vegas, and we have been anxiously awaiting to check-in with our student spotlight – Omar. If you didn’t read about him before, Omar wasn’t sure what his next step might be after graduation when he learned about CXWorks. Building on his existing Customer Service skills, he’s now ready to begin his career. He’s been working hard for the last eight weeks, and is excited to graduate on Thursday! Read more to learn about what his experience was like, and what’s next on his career path!
ITWorks Las Vegas is more than halfway through its fourth ITWorks class! Between the demands of the ITWorks classroom and managing their work, family, and personal responsibilities – sometimes it can be challenging to stay motivated for the whole program. Ryan Gold has demonstrated his commitment to ITWorks with his strong attendance record and self-motivation. We recently spoke with Ryan to hear about the source of his drive and ambition. Read on to learn more.
The second CXWorks session is quickly coming to a close in Las Vegas, and we have been anxiously awaiting to check-in with our student spotlight – Toynee Bodie. If you didn’t meet read about her before, Toynee was laid off from her job at the end of 2016 and ready for a change (see the full Student Spotlight here). She’s been working hard for the last eight weeks, and is excited to graduate on Friday. Read more to learn about what her experience was like, and what’s next on her career path!
Sometimes it’s hard for the public to wrap their heads around the world of nonprofits. Many people have questions about funding, donations, and even employment. How do we stay afloat? These are valid questions, but there are plenty of valid answers. Nonprofits get their funding from a variety of different sources, depending on the organization.
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.
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.