No one gift of time, talent or treasure makes our mission – nurturing the next generation of technologists for our nation’s IT workforce -- possible. It takes a team: our people and our partners. We appreciate every gift in any form that we receive from each supporter. However, during this season of gratitude, we want to devote a few posts to saying thanks to some special partners by sharing who they are and what they do to support aspiring technologists and others around the country.
- Boeing—With financial support from Boeing for Chicago’s first IT-Ready Technical Support class, in 2019 we were able to train, certify and place unemployed and under-employed adults in career transitions into their first jobs in the IT field.
- City of Minneapolis – As a partner in the MSP TechHire program, we were able to help unemployed and under-employed Minnesotans develop interest, secure opportunity and discover success in careers working with technology – and win an award along the way.
- The Cognizant U.S. Foundation – With a grant from Cognizant, in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project’s Warriors to Work Program, we were able to fund a three-year education campaign reaching thousands of wounded warriors and their family members throughout the U.S., and provide training and job placement resources to help them launch technology careers.
- Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont – In partnership with Goodwill, we were able to offer CompTIA A+/Help Desk Support classes to under-employed and unemployed adults and to help them begin careers in technology.
- Jewish Family & Children Services (Minnesota) – JFCS’ IT Pathways program provides resources that aim to diversify the population of tech workers and that help us prepare people for successful IT careers.
Thank you to all our partners and donors.