In partnership with the Delaware IT Industry Council, Tech Impact’s Tech Hire Delaware program announced the launch of the Delaware IT Technology Support Apprenticeship program.
The new program, with funding supported by JP Morgan Chase & Co., will develop information technology talent to meet the increasing employer demand throughout the region, primarily in the financial tech industry.
“Tech Impact is excited to launch a modern-day apprentice program for modern-day tech,” said Patrick Callihan, executive director of Tech Impact. “The Delaware and Philadelphia region are one of the fastest-growing in the US. There is a strong demand here for IT talent, resulting in the need for a pipeline of highly-skilled workers to fill roles. Our new apprenticeship program will do just that—not only fill jobs with top employers in the region but also tap and develop an inclusive new talent pool to meet those needs.”
Marlette Funding LLC, based near Wilmington, the developer, and operator of the Best Egg consumer-lending platform, is the first to offer Delaware’s apprenticeship program. The company recently selected an apprentice after he completed initial assessments and interviews conducted by Tech Impact. He will begin coursework this fall, followed by Marlette’s IT Support Professional apprenticeship beginning in January 2021.
The IT Technology Support Apprenticeship program comes on the heels of Tech Impact, a provider of nonprofit technology solutions and IT training programs for underserved youth, receiving $2 million in CARES Act funding. The funding went for its Tech Hire Delaware program. Tech Hire acts as the intermediary service provider, partnering with Delaware’s workforce development system to recruit hundreds of people into free certificate training programs. Once students are placed, Tech Hire Delaware also provides career counseling services and then connects graduates with employers.
Apprenticeships are full-time jobs that include on-the-job training and classroom instruction. To be part of the apprenticeship program, experience in IT is not required. Interested applicants can learn more by registering here.
Tech Impact is a nonprofit provider of technology education and solutions for nonprofits and operates award-winning IT and customer experience training programs designed to help young adults launch their careers.
In 2018, it expanded its education and outreach capabilities by merging with Idealware, a source for independent technology resources for the social sector. Tech Impact’s ITWorks and CXWorks training programs have graduated hundreds of young adults with knowledge and skills for technology and customer experience industries. The organization also operates Punchcode, a coding boot camp based in Las Vegas, NV.