Technology Career Program

Start a New Future with a Career in Technology

The TechBridge Technology Career Program in partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia is a free, part time 16-week technology and business education program designed to prepare unemployed or underemployed young adults for a career in the growing technology job market. Upon graduation from the education program, participants interview with partner employers for entry level technology roles and receive up to one year of career coaching and mentorship.

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Student Benefits During Program

Graduate Benefits After Program

  • Completely free training and services
  • Certification in high demand, highly marketable skills
  • A laptop that students keep after graduation, internet stipend and other support
  • Access to supportive services from community partners and nonprofits
  • Professional training on how to interact and perform in the corporate workplace
  • Money management training on how to create and live within a household budget, and how to save and invest for life-long financial security.
  • Direct access to sought after employers for long-term jobs
  • Support and training while mastering new skills and new environments
  • Coaches provide on-the-job mentorship and career planning for up to 12 months
  • Case managers ensure graduates receive supportive services, when needed, so graduates can maintain their focus on their new jobs and overcome obstacles
  • Access to technology jobs with middle class salaries.

The program focus is to provide young adults from impoverished households with the skills and support needed to get and succeed in middle-class jobs. Our current cohort provides training in the areas of web technologies and Salesforce.com, based on the high demand for these skills, the ability to quickly demonstrate proficiency, and employer’s commitment to provide access to job opportunities. Students also receive professional and money management education, so graduates have a solid foundation for success in their new career and future.

Student Success

A moment that stands out to me from the program was during the week of interviewing for the companies we would intern with for a year to gain our experience working with Salesforce. I had four interviews, Configero, NCR, Graphic Packaging, and Southern Company. This moment was big because I had to practice and prepare for the interviews, work at my job which was Wal-Mart at the time, and prepare to take the Salesforce Certification Exam. I had three interviews in one day and had to take my exam between my second and third one. In the end, I got a great job and certified!

- Lyric,
Technology Career Program Graduate

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Read Lyric's full story, "Defying the Odds"

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Questions?

Contact TechBridge's Georgia Community Leader, Andre Dickens:

adickens@techbridge.org

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Over half of the students secured jobs by the date of graduation with an average wage increase of 91%!

Program Outcomes

    • Gain technology, financial and professional skills
    • Career path in high-demand technology fields
    • Financial stability and path to life-long success & self-sufficiency
    • New source of tech savvy, untapped talent
    • Skill development for specific needs
    • Lower recruitment costs
    • Recognized for positive impact in their communities
    • Economic development with more jobs filled
    • Bridge the opportunity gap
    • Change the trajectory of youth that are unemployed or underemployed
    • Break the cycle of generational poverty

By the Numbers

22 Graduates from Inaugural Class 10 Confirmed Job Placements 5 Graduates Became Certified (SalesForce, Web, etc.) New Wages Average $20/hr 76% Graduation Rate vs. 19% College Graduation in tech nationwide Female Graduates:
36% of the class vs. 13% female graduates in tech nationwide

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Sponsors

Accenture
Baker Hostetler
Franklin Foundation
Insight
MailChimp
Salesforce
Southern Company
Wells Fargo

Supporters/Partners

Atlanta Housing Authority
Atlanta Police Foundation
@Promise Center
Chris 180
Georgia Tech
Goodwill of N.GA
Oakwood Development
Urban League
Woodward Academy
WrightNow Solutions

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