Navient Foundation Supports Local Technology Training Program
Tech Impact’s ITWorks program strengthens communities through tech and local business support.
5/15/2019 9:00 AM
Navient Foundation, the ACA International member company’s sponsored philanthropic fund, donated $2,500 to support a local technology training program’s efforts to increase access to education, technical training and employment opportunities.
Young adults in Wilmington, Delaware, have an opportunity to gain skills in technology that will help them succeed in a competitive workforce thanks to the program, Tech Impact’s ITWorks, according to a news release from Navient.
The grant from Navient helped provide 18 young adults with an opportunity to launch their careers in technology. Jordan from Wilmington, who completed the program last year, secured a full-time position as a configuration technician prior to graduation.
Since the technology program’s launch in 2011, ITWorks has served more than 498 students, including 184 in Delaware. So far, more than 350 graduates of the program have secured jobs.
“At a young age, I had a strong interest in technology,” Jordan said in the news release. “I could tell even then that the future of technology was bright and that I wanted to make a career out of it … ITWorks prepared me with the foundational pieces to build on a successful career. I will be able to utilize these skills early in my career.”
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