Tech Training Nonprofit, NPower, Receives $1 Million Grant from MetLife Foundation
National tech training nonprofit NPower was awarded a $1 million grant from MetLife Foundation to fund tech training programs that help to move women, people of color, military veterans, and military spouses from poverty to the middle class through tech jobs.Continue reading
A SEASON OF GRATITUDE
During this year’s giving season, our team at Command Shift would like to express our gratitude to the many people who are committed to advancing our mission– the brave young women of color who are doing the hard work to transform their lives by stepping into tech jobs; our Steering Committee members guiding us into another successful year and the future beyond, as well as our corporate and nonprofit partners, who are tirelessly and passionately committed to advancing and accelerating our work.
NPower Takes Part in White House Event to Mark the End of the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint
November 15, 2002 (Washington, D.C.): NPower Texas Executive Director, Jonathan Pride, attended an event at the White House Tuesday to represent NPower in marking the end of the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint. The event was part of National Apprenticeship Week and the celebration of the 85th Anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act. There were remarks from senior White House and agency officials on the importance of Registered Apprenticeship in building a skilled and diverse cybersecurity workforce and the accomplishments of the Sprint. Jonathan participated in a moderated panel discussion highlighting the progress and advantages of building cybersecurity talent using Registered Apprenticeship programs. The event concluded with a signing ceremony, all to demonstrate the overwhelming potential and success in promoting Registered Apprenticeships.
As the demand for cybersecurity workers grows to meet the threats to our economy and infrastructure, the President of the United States is committed to seeing a more inclusive, robust, and skilled workforce to protect our personal and national interests. On July 19th at the National Cyber Workforce and Education Summit, the Administration gathered Cabinet Secretaries and major companies, including NPower, to discuss ways to improve pathways into this critical sector, and announced the start of its Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint. Tuesday marked the finish line of the Sprint, an initiative run by the U.S. Department of Labor in coordination with the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense, and other federal agencies.
According to CyberSeek.org, the cybersecurity market grew at 2.4 times the rates of the rest of the job market in the last year. This leaves nearly 770,000 open cybersecurity positions at all career levels. The nation’s economic and national security is dependent on solving this workforce challenge and employers are turning to Registered Apprenticeships to meet this critical workforce need.
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NPower New Jersey Recipient of Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award
In 2021, NPower New Jersey was the proud recipient of a two-year gift from Bank of America to support nonprofit leadership and sustainability through its Neighborhood Builders program.Continue reading
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NPower cultivates IT careers to uplift underserved communities
CIO.com recently highlighted NPower’s work in providing professional development programs to help young adults, veterans, and military members and their spouses start and grow a career in IT and featured the powerful journeys of alumni whose lives have been transformed through tech.Continue reading