Your investment can make extraordinary things possible.
Moving just one person from a low-income job or unemployment to a successful career in technology can break the cycle of generational poverty for an entire family. We seek forward-thinking, innovative funders and investors, who believe in alternative learning and career paths, and can help us further our impact.
Tackling a Business and Community Problem
In today’s economy, nearly every company is a tech company with a need for IT and digital talent. An anticipated 8.6 million new tech jobs are expected to emerge over the next decade. Rethinking hiring practices by making room for credentialed young people and veterans who have the technical and professional skills will meet employer needs. Diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand with business excellence.
LACK OF ACCESS
Too few young adults from underserved communities and veterans have access to launch successful careers in the digital economy, limiting their opportunity to participate.
There is an inadequate domestic pipeline of skilled, diverse employees prepared to meet the demands of the digital labor market.
NPower is on a 5-year course to place a minimum of 15,000 NPower students, cumulatively, across our programs and geographic footprint over the next five years and be on a path to serve 50,000.
Our vision can only be realized in partnership with aligned and committed funders, companies, academic institutions, volunteers and nonprofit and government collaborators. We are actively seeking partners who share a common goal of a diverse, technology workforce and greater pathways for social and economic mobility.
A Proven Model
A $7,500 investment in one student can add $1 million of income in their lifetime.
WE TRAIN TO THE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY.
Our curriculum is vetted by our employer partners. It is designed to respond to market needs and prepare our students for immediate employment.
WE HELP THOSE WHO MOST NEED NPOWER.
We serve those who can most benefit and who are qualified to complete the program: highly motivated young adults, ages 18–25, and veterans and military spouses with low to moderate incomes and a minimum high school education.
WE CARE ABOUT CAREERS.
Our success is not measured by the number of students we train, but by the number of career-track jobs in which our students are placed, and by 3-year wage growth following completion of our core program.
WE INVEST IN THE GROWTH OF OUR ALUMNI.
Our program model has proven successful in getting our alumni to the first rung of the technology career ladder. We support alumni with continued professional development including advanced training and credentialing opportunities.
WE MAXIMIZE INSTALLED CAPACITY.
NPower can more effectively train and place students by penetrating the tech-related job market of existing program locations—rather than growing to new hubs. Our first priority is to grow our share of entry level jobs from 0.5% to 2-3% in our existing markets.
WE ARE TRANSPARENT ABOUT OUR SUCCESS, AND FAILURES.
Organizational performance metrics must be incorporated into everything we do.
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, NPower New Jersey
Associate Technology Support Analyst, Deloitte
Ivan enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18 to serve his country and help build a strong foundation for his family. After serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, he transitioned into the civilian world where his true challenges began. After five years of service, Ivan has been open about his continued struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior to NPower, Ivan was a housekeeping aide at a VA hospital.
Through NPower, Ivan was placed in an internship with Deloitte in technical support services and, within five weeks, was offered a full-time position as an associate technology support analyst making 45% more than he was before the program.
NPower New York Graduate
Intermediate System Specialist, Citi
Ateika was a 20-year old single mother when she emigrated from St. Vincent to New York in early 2016. She had limited professional experience, which included working at a restaurant as a shift supervisor, to support her family back in St. Vincent.
Before enrolling in NPower’s training program, she had been unemployed for six months in the U.S.
Though she always had an interest in technology, she lacked any formal training or any IT-related work experience. Through NPower, Ateika developed essential IT skills, obtained her CompTIA certification, and secured an internship at Citi as a Support Desk Analyst.
Ateika’s life changed with this opportunity. She was now able to plan for her and her son’s future in a meaningful way. Ateika earned a permanent position with Citi, and has since been promoted to work with the executive leadership team as an Intermediate Systems Specialist.
She now earns more than four times what she earned prior to NPower, with benefits and job security. She is now poised for future success as a technology professional.
Make Your Investment Now
Make a difference in the life of an NPower student. It costs $7,500 to provide our training to one student. Make a donation today.