Recognized for commitment and dedication to helping the students in job training programs
Congratulations are in order for DeAndre Esteen, Community Relations Lead in Henderson, who received the Volunteer Impact Award at Tech Impact’s Annual Award Luncheon in Philadelphia in November. Each year, the Tech Impact Board of Directors selects the winner from a pool of nominees who use their talents to help students involved in two job training programs: CXWorks and ITWorks. DeAndre was chosen by a unanimous decision and is also the first recipient from Southern Nevada.
“We’re proud of our partnership with Barclays,” said Tech Impact Executive Director Patrick Callihan. “Thanks to DeAndre, we’ve been able to get an incredible amount of support for the CX Works in Henderson. That has helped us increase our job offer rate to an average of 80% for graduates.”
Barclays began its partnership with ITWorks in Wilmington in 2013 with the aim to provide technology-related job training to at-risk youth. Since then colleagues have supported six classes reaching over 100 graduates. Henderson colleagues have been involved with ITWorks and the newly created CXWorks, which focuses on customer service-related training, since 2015. Barclays has hired 16 graduates from both programs, some of whom are employed at the Henderson site.
“I am honored and humbled by this award and proud to represent my colleagues,” said DeAndre. “It is a testament of their participation in these programs and the belief that they can make a real difference and impact lives for the better. I’m just happy to be part of the journey.”
About Tech Impact
Located in Philadelphia, Wilmington and Las Vegas, Tech Impactoffers two free job training courses for at-risk youth 18-26 years of age. ITWorks is a 16-week program that gives participants training, certifications and experience they need to compete for entry level IT positions and CXWorks, an 8-week customer service training with a focus on contact center training.