Support the Next Generation of Tech Talent

Goodwill of North Georgia and TechBridge with input from area technology employers developed a free, innovative 16-week technology career program to train a diverse set of students including recent high school graduates with limited access and opportunity to traditional universities, military veterans, and career changers for high-paying jobs in Atlanta’s technology sector. Leveraging strong corporate and nonprofit partnerships, the program creates a community collaborative that unlocks the potential for unemployed and underemployed individuals.

Success Coach – Mentor

Guest Speaker

Conduct Interviews
of New Cohort

Time Commitment:
16 month time commitment (4 months of coaching during classroom training and 12 months during on-the-job assignment)

Frequency:
• Meet with mentee 2x monthly (can be virtually or in person)
• Meet with mentee in person once per quarter

Time Commitment: 
1.5 to 3 hours time commitment to guest speak, conduct a working session, or serve on a panel

Frequency: 
One workshop as needed per established program schedule

Time Commitment: 
8 to 12 hours

Frequency: 
3x per year before the selection of each new cohort

 

 

 

 

Through the innovative use of technology, the program positively impacts the students’ lives and gives back to the local communities through a skilled workforce focused on a successful future for themselves and their communities. The program provides wrap-around support, job training, and financial services for tech-savvy adults who possess a high school diploma or GED and enables graduates to obtain, keep, and prosper in well-paying technology jobs.

Host a Field Trip
or Workshop

Volunteer

Financial

Time Commitment:
3 to 6 hours

Frequency:
1 to 3 times annually

 

Time Commitment: 
Minimum 12 months

Frequency: 
As often as desired

 

Time Commitment: 
Ad hoc

Frequency:

  • Laptops in Class
  • MARTA Cards

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Technology Career Program:

tcp@techbridge.org

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EMPLOYER BENEFITS

  • A reliable source of talent in high demand, low supply fields
  • The opportunity to shape curriculum and mentorship based on business needs
  • Lower acquisition and retention costs through program preparation, placement and support
  • Employees with supportive services and mentorship that accelerates their performance while aiding in times of need
  • Support of community and economic development in the markets where their customers and employees live
  • Integration with Corporate Social Responsibility, Volunteerism, and Diversity and Inclusion programs
  • Break the cycle of generational poverty

By the Numbers

90% Graduation Rate vs. 19% College Graduation in Tech Nationwide

91% Certified in Web Development or Java

Graduates Averaged a 91% Wage Increase

93% Job Retention Rate

14% of Graduates are Veterans

Female Graduates:
48% of the Class vs. 13% Female Graduates in Tech Nationwide

TCP ADVISORY COUNCIL

The TCP Advisory Council is a group of Atlanta IT leaders that advise, guide, and support the TCP team on
IT employment trends, training curriculum, volunteer opportunities, and overall program outcomes.

DeWayne Griffin

Advisory Co-Chair,
Enterprise Technology Executive,
State Farm

Justin Honaman

Advisory Co-Chair,
VP – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement,
Georgia Pacific

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
On the Rise Financial Center
PWC
PNC Bank
Service Now
Urban League
Woodward Academy
WrightNow Solutions

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