Congratulations Class of Spring 2024!

We are so proud of the trainees who have successfully completed our Tech Fundamentals program. Congratulations to the NPower Dallas Texas Spring 2024 Class of Tech Professionals and Change-makers!

Keynote Speaker

Raymond Robinson Jr.
Executive Director |
Lead Delivery Coordinator
Data Center Exit & Migrations (DCEM)

Hassan has over a decade of experience and partners with executives, growth managers, and innovation teams to solve growth challenges and accelerate energy transition initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Machine Design and Materials. He started his career in Upstream Oil and Gas as a Field Engineer and progressed on to technical engineering consulting for Upstream and Downstream OGP companies and in industrial manufacturing sectors. He continued his education at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, attaining his MBA, Class 2019, and Executive Education from the University of Cambridge in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies. He pivoted from engineering to business consulting, starting as a senior consultant with one of the leading consulting firms and moved to a boutique consulting firm. Currently, he is a partner experienced in full-stack business consulting: growth and expansion strategies, corporate venturing and innovation, organizational design, target operating model and operations implementation.

Alumni Speaker

Demi Sims

Tech Fundamentals | Fall 2023

After leaving the Naval Service, I felt lost and wasn’t sure what to do next. I had two potential career paths in mind: pursuing my Dive Master Certification and becoming an Instructor in Key West or attending nursing school. One day, I attended a job fair and met Sherri, who told me about NPower. She believed in me and helped me with my application, despite my nerves. I signed up and started classes a few days later. I was worried because I had no formal tech training and didn’t think I could pass the first week, let alone the certification exam. During the program, we formed study groups and built strong bonds. Our instructors, Daniel, Ruby, and Kevin were incredible and very helpful. My Social Support Manager, Brittany, was always there for me, providing positivity and motivation every step of the way. I have completed my ITF+ certification and will soon be taking the A+ exam. This program has opened so many doors for me and introduced me to helpful mentors who have expanded my network. I am grateful for the opportunity and will pay it forward. Thank you, NPower!

Class Speaker

Alfred Lacier

I joined the Navy right after high school. I qualified Submarines in 1986 and served from 1984 until 2005, 10 years enlisted, and 11 years commissioned. I was selected as lieutenant commander in 2005. Life took an unexpected turn in 2021. A spinal condition left me with physical limitations, and I faced the daunting prospect of redefining my career path. A post on LinkedIn introduced me to NPower—an organization that promised a bridge to a new future. As someone who had always been intrigued by technology, I saw an opportunity to channel my passion into a fulfilling career. The technical training, social support network, and the camaraderie in this program are nothing short of outstanding. As I prepare for the next chapter of my life, I am profoundly grateful. NPower has equipped me with the skills, knowledge, and resilience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving field of IT.

Class Speaker

Dechasa E. Taylor

I joined the military at 22 after realizing I needed a major change in my life.  I served proudly for 11 years and was honorably discharged to pursue other opportunities using the skillset I acquired during that time.  I have done executive protection for ambassadors and high net worth clients all over the world, but after my displacement with my previous client, I realized again it was time for another change.  I was introduced to NPower through the Texas Veterans Commission and after some research I knew that Tech was going to be my future.  Even though I had minimal IT knowledge, like most of the students here, I possessed the drive to succeed. I just needed someone who was willing to show me the way and that’s what NPower has provided.  With the connections that are made here and the knowledge that is obtained, I’m more confident than ever that my IT career will thrive just like I did while serving.

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