PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 25, 2022 – Tech Impact today announced the nonprofit celebrated its 1,000th graduate across its workforce training programs. Carmella Allen, the 1,000th graduate, was recognized at the CXWorks virtual graduation ceremony.
“We are honored to recognize the more than 1,000 individuals who have advanced their careers through Tech Impact’s programs,” said Patrick Callihan, CEO of Tech Impact. “For more than a decade, Tech Impact’s workforce development programs have helped individuals across the country to launch careers in the IT, customer experience, and coding industries. We look forward to celebrating many more thousands of students graduating from our programs as we continue to build an inclusive talent pool and support the growing demand for skilled technology professionals.”
Carmella Allen is the 1000th graduate of Tech Impact’s programs. Carmella learned of Tech Impact and the CXWorks program after attending Governor Sisolak’s job fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center. After speaking with the Tech Impact team, she knew this program was right for her. The training would prepare her for a career in customer experience and help her grow into the leader that she knew she had the potential to be. Since the program was free to her, she enrolled immediately. Today, she graduates and is looking forward to starting her career in customer experience. She has already begun the interview process and is hopeful to have an offer in the coming days.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Tech Impact serves over 400 organizations across the U.S. with a variety of technology services and support. The organization also offers apprenticeships for career pathways in software development, IT Support, cyber security, and business analysts, in addition to three core workforce development programs: CXWorks, ITWorks, and PunchCode. Established relationships with hiring partners have resulted in more than 75% of Tech Impact graduates being employed within six months of completing a program.
Tech Impact’s Workforce Development Programs
CXWorks offers free job training to young adults in the Las Vegas community who are ready to start their careers in mastering the Customer Experience. For eight weeks, students immerse themselves in the skills and knowledge required to be a Customer Service professional and graduate ready for diverse call center positions.
ITWorks prepares young adults in Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; and Las Vegas, NV for entry-level IT careers without the need for a degree. The free 16-week program covers PC hardware, troubleshooting, IT networking, security, followed by real-life, hands-on experience during an internship at a local corporation or nonprofit.
PunchCode is a 14-week software development program offered in Las Vegas. The full-time, in-person, immersive class covers a career-focused curriculum that provides students with the foundation of being a Jr. full-stack software developer. By the end of the course, students have the ability to create dynamic applications and websites as a professional programmer. This program offers flexible financing options to pay for the tuition, such as income share agreements, and has opportunities for scholarships due to the philanthropic efforts of donors.
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