The 40th cohort of the New York Tech Fundamentals program is indeed a milestone for our team in New York and it further establishes our permanent foothold in the region
BROOKLYN, NY (PRWEB)
August 10, 2017
National nonprofit NPower, announces today that its flagship program in New York is now recruiting for its 40th cohort of students. The Tech Fundamentals program is offered to young adults ages 18-25 from vulnerable communities. It is a 22-week intensive course that involves IT training, professional skills coaching, corporate site visits, the CompTIA A+ technology certification, a paid internship and job placement assistance.
The national core program, Tech Fundamentals, which is offered to veterans and/or young adults, depending on the region, has an overall success rate of fulltime placement in jobs or education of 80% one year after program completion. The program has been available in New York since 2002. It was the success of the program; which began with one classroom in midtown Manhattan; that propelled NPower to move to a larger site in Brooklyn in 2009 and expand to include a Harlem class in the New York in 2011. NPower expanded more in later years to other regions, including: Toronto, Texas, California, New Jersey, Baltimore and St. Louis. By providing young adults an alternative training module and pathway to technology careers, the program aims to help local employers fill important gaps in employment due to lack of skilled entry-level workers. Students are not required to have a college degree or any college experience prior to entering the program.
New York classes regularly exceed the national average for performance, with the last class achieving a record-breaking 95% certification rate among the graduating class.
“The 40th cohort of the New York Tech Fundamentals program is indeed a milestone for our team in New York and it further establishes our permanent foothold in the region,” said Helen Kogan, Regional Director of NPower New York. “The students in the previous New York classes make up the largest portion of our alumni network. These are students who have graduated and made their way in the tech world and volunteer their time to give back to future generations of students. It’s a big part of what makes us proud and what allows New York to set the…