TechBridge and Goodwill of North Georgia are pleased to announce the launch of the TechBridge Technology Career Program. The program’s first cohort of 25 students will begin May 29th at the Atlanta Police Foundation’s @Promise Center on the Westside.
TechBridge Technology Career Program seeks to break the cycle of poverty through preparing youth, 18 to 24 years old, with the career, professional, and financial skills necessary to gain and keep middle-class, tech jobs, while integrating with existing service providers and community initiatives. All for free.
The program is based upon three community pillars:
- collaboration with partner nonprofits serving families to identify suitable applicants, support their efforts to drive outcomes and integrate with community initiatives
- harness the technology, talent, resources and insights of TechBridge corporate sponsors to provide students with the breadth of skills needed to secure and prosper in the corporate environment and in life
- place graduates in pre-identified jobs that are in high demand that leverage skills TechBridge has had success in training capable, non-technical people to achieve high levels of productivity
Program leaders are primarily looking for youth who are:
- Lives in an impoverished household
- Tech savvy
- Committed, dependable, and hard-working
- HS diploma or GED
The following employers are committed to participate: Accenture, Elavon, Goodwill of North Georgia, Graphic Packaging, Insight, NCR, Salesforce, Southern Company, and TechBridge.
For more information, go to http://www.techbridge.org/tcp.