Promoting Cloud Skills for Youth Around the Globe

Today, on World Youth Skills Day, we are highlighting three organizations: Digital Divide Data, NPower and Girls in Tech, who dedicated to equipping youth and young adults with the skills needed to be successful in a changing global economy, and also sharing AWS programs that help build a pipeline of tech talent for the future.

U.S. Hiring Strong in June; Unemployment Rate Rises as More Enter Labor Force

Naafee Rone has only a high-school diploma. That left the 23-year old from Baltimore’s east side to bounce between short-term jobs, including cleaning airplanes and working fast-food counters. Last year, he left the labor force to receive about five months of job training from NPower, a nonprofit serving young adults. After an internship, he was hired this year as a support analyst at Port Networks. He earns $17.50 an hour, more than he did at those prior gigs,
and works in an office tower overlooking the city’s Inner Harbor.

Program aims to connect students and grads with job opportunities

BALTIMORE – For high school graduates, the big question is what’s next?

If the answer isn’t college, finding the next step can be overwhelming. To help combat the stress, local programs are giving Baltimore students the opportunity to gain job experience while connecting employers with qualified young talent.

NPower provides single mothers with tech skills needed to succeed in new digital economy

About six months ago, Maria German was a single mother unsure of her future. Wanting to provide a better life for her son, she knew she had to do something. That’s when she learned about NPower.

“It’s been life-changing,” said German. “They give you no excuse to not come to class, or to not do your work, or just to say I can’t do it because they’re just really helpful.”

Finding fellowship in military service

In an effort to help San Mateo County veterans bridge military and civilian life, local agencies and organizations are focusing on how their programs can provide career advancement and connections with their local peers.