Regina Dombkowski, business analyst at Citi, and Kim Mitchell, VP of Program Development and Operations at NPower, join Cheddar to break down why it’s important to teach tech skills to underserved communities, and how NPower is preparing its talent for a career in the tech field.
Serving young adults across the five boroughs
New York’s tech sector is the third largest in the country. Unfortunately, 140,000 young adults ages 16-24 are out of work and out of school according to the Office of the Mayor.
With two locations within the city, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NPower New York 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.
Intermediate Systems Specialist, Citi
Security Operations Engineer, Morgan Stanley
Security Operations Associate, KPMG
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 26-week full day program to NPower alumni for an opportunity to gain advanced certifications and improve your earning potential.
Want to Learn Cloud Computing?
There is significant unmet demand for cloud computing skills in today’s job market. We offer an eight-week in-class and online training program to help you alumni move beyond basic tech support to learn the fundamentals of cloud architecture.
What’s New in New York
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The nonprofit tech skills training program, NPower, is organizing the gala that will honor IBM and Citi for their work, contribution and dedication to bringing more ethnic and gender diversity to high tech industries.
NPower will specifically be honoring Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, and Don Callahan, the Head of Operations & Technology for Citi, for their leadership in promoting diversity in technology, advocating for more women, minorities and nontraditional talent.
I am living proof that a dramatic life change is possible in one year. The [Cyber Security] program has given me the professional and technical training necessary for today’s cyber security workforce. Without it, I would not have had the opportunity to join a top financial firm [Morgan Stanley] as a Cybersecurity operations Engineer. I am forever grateful to NPower and Symantec for this life changing experience!Continue reading
Prior to NPower, I worked at a non-profit organization and decided to apply to the (NPower) program to gain technical knowledge so that I could pursue a degree in Computer Information Systems. During the cybersecurity program I was fortunate to secure an internship at Citi’s Fusion Center. Thanks to NPower and Citi, I am empowered to continue my career in information security and I will continue developing my technical skills and acquiring additional certifications.Continue reading
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.