LAS VEGAS – April 11, 2019 – Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) provider of nonprofit technology solutions and the operator of award-winning IT training programs for young adults, will honor Barclays with its Founding Partner Award at its inaugural Las Vegas Awards Luncheon. The award will acknowledge the significant support Barclays has provided to advancing Tech Impact’s workforce development programs, ITWorks and CXWorks in Southern Nevada.
The Tech Impact Awards Luncheon is a technology-focused philanthropic event that brings together technology and business executives who are committed to improving the lives of individuals in Southern Nevada through job skills training. Since 2016, Tech Impact’s ITWorks and CXWorks programs have helped 186 young adults in the Las Vegas Valley launch careers in the technology and customer experience industries. Funds raised through the event will help to keep these training programs completely free of charge to students.
Since 2016, Barclays has provided significant funding to support ITWorks, the launch of CXWorks, and the opening of the Tech Impact Opportunity Center in Las Vegas, which houses an administrative office and the CXWorks and ITWorks programs. The company also worked hand-in-hand with Tech Impact and McKinsey Generation to develop the CXWorks program. In addition to funding support, Barclays has provided hundreds of hours of volunteer support to Tech Impact’s programs.
“Tech Impact’s mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve the world, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the positive impact we’ve made on the lives of young adults in Southern Nevada,” commented Patrick Callihan, Executive Director of Tech Impact. “We couldn’t do this work without the support of our funders and partners, and we are delighted to honor Barclays with our Founding Partner Award. Barclays has been a driving force behind all of our workforce development programs, and their team played an instrumental role in not only launching these programs in but making them very successful.”
“Barclays is proud to support Tech Impact and their work to train youth for the jobs of the future,” said Jenn Cho, Head of Community Relations for Barclays US Consumer Bank. “We’re honored to receive this award and look forward to our continued partnership. Barclays is committed to working with organizations like Tech Impact to provide pathways to employment – helping to place 250,000 people into work by 2022 globally.”
In addition to the Barclays Founding Partner Award, Tech Impact will be presenting the Community Impact Award to MGM Resorts Foundation and the Volunteer Impact Award to Angie Cosca, CIO of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers.
The Tech Impact Awards Luncheon will be held on April 12th from 11:30 – 2:00 PM at the Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The luncheon is presented by Link Technologies, and opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler-Garner, Director at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
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About Tech Impact
Tech Impact is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve the world. Tech Impact has empowered thousands of nonprofit staff with technology through managed IT and consulting services, as well as trainings, resources and events via its Idealware program. ITWorks and CXWorks are programs of Tech Impact that provide young adults with a pathway to careers in IT and contact center customer experience. Read student success stories and learn how lives are impacted by these programs. In addition, Tech Impact’s PunchCode program provides a coding bootcamp for individuals looking to launch a career in software development.
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