NPower, a non-profit funded by a venture capitalists’ foundation, is training young people from high-poverty and high-crime neighborhoods for in-demand technology jobs.
Serving young adults in East and West Baltimore
Baltimore ranks as one of the 20 hottest cities for tech growth. However, the city has more than 18,000 disconnected youth ages 16-24 who are not in school or working, according to the Governor’s Office for Children. This figure rises to 42,000 when combined with its outlining counties.
Located in both East and West Baltimore neighborhoods, NPower provides tuition-FREE technology training and certifications to young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent.
Application Support Analyst, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
Quality Assurance Engineer, TD Ameritrade
Learning the Fundamentals of IT?
Our Tech Fundamentals program is your entry point to a tech-based career. In as little as 23 weeks you will master the basics of IT with real-world application and credentials.
Become a Cybersecurity Specialist
Cybersecurity has become an incredibly valuable IT skill-set with the evolving need to protect electronic data. We offer a 30-week half- day program to students seeking an opportunity to gain advanced certifications and improve their earning potential.
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My friend told me about NPower and I felt that it’s a great opportunity for me to gain some technical skills in the IT field. I have a passion for the ever-changing innovations that the technology field has to offer. I felt very supported in this training program and I’m looking forward to the additional support offered as I become an alumni.Continue reading
I have a passion for IT and Cybersecurity. I studied Computer Information Systems at Towson University for three years and dropped out due to financial reasons. I learned about NPower and during the program, the staff created a really unique support system for us. [I now have] a whole new outlook on life.Continue reading
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.
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.
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.”