Program Manager for ITWorks, a program of Tech Impact
ITWorks is an award winning 16-week job training program that changes lives. ITWorks offers free, immersive IT training to young adults- motivated high school graduates, 18-26 years old, who have not yet completed a Bachelor’s degree. Students earn a professional certification in IT and a real-world internship inside leading corporations and nonprofits. By strengthening young people, ITWorks is creating strong communities.
Where did you grow up and attend school?
I grew up in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. I attended college at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
What does your company do and what is your role?
Tech Impact is a non-profit organization that provides hands-on technology support to other non-profits around the country. Our flagship program, ITWorks, is an award winning, 16-week job training program that changes lives. ITWorks offers free, immersive IT training to young adults- motivated high school graduates, 18-26 years old, who have not yet completed a Bachelor’s degree. Students earn up to two professional certifications in IT and a real-world internship inside leading corporations and nonprofits. My role as the Program Manager, is to make preparations to launch our first class on February 29th here in Las Vegas and to develop and maintain the relationships required to get the support we need from the community to have a successful program during and after the classroom training.
What brought you to The Innevation Center?
Tech Impact’s desire is to be well-informed of the technology industry’s ever-changing advancements and to position our organization to support those advancements as they unfold. There’s no better location in the Las Vegas valley if you want to be in the midst of the “tech circle”.
How has technology changed your business?
It’s what our organization is all about! It’s shaped us to be a flexible, innovative and well-rounded organization, focused on serving others well.
What is your favorite local spot?
Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, award-winning quesa tacos!
Phone call or text message?
Phone call for personal interaction, text message for quick informative communication!
Twitter or Facebook?
Who would you most like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
My late father.
If you could time travel, would you go forward or backward?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Stay humble and treat others the way that I want to be treated.