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
  • Meals
  • MARTA Cards

Interested in Volunteering?

Are You an Employer
Wanting to Hire?

Interest Form

Questions?

Contact TechBridge’s Georgia Community Leader, Andre Dickens: adickens@techbridge.org

Want a Career in Technology?

Apply to the nearest Technology Career Program:

Atlanta
Cobb
Other hiring employers include:

HELP US CREATE A
TECHNOLOGY PIPELINE

Donate

Become a
Financial Sponsor

$1,000 for a student’s laptop and software $500 for certification
testing
$250 for a MARTA card during the program $100 per student for  meals for the month $50 provides supplies per
student

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

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

Interested in Volunteering?

 

Are You an Employer Wanting to Hire?

Contact Us

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

Want a Career in Technology?

Apply to the Technology Career Program near you:

Atlanta
Cobb