“An internship is a way to evaluate the caliber of tech professionals that NPower produces; a two-month interview in a sense; and I have the utmost faith in their ability to perform.” Schwarz was recruited for the board of directors because of her commitment to the regional program in North Texas as well as her strong foothold in the industry.
“We will also be looking to Diane and Textron to advance our curriculum as they are both leaders in technology and also employers of NPower graduates,” said Bertina Ceccarelli, Chief Executive Officer of NPower.
And I’m here to make residents from all corners of our city aware of this incredible free opportunity to be placed in an IT job after 22-weeks of professional skills training and on-the-job internship experience.” The Mayor continued, “I am grateful to NPower and its lead funders for bringing this program to our city – together, we are improving the economic situation and quality of life for all of Baltimore’s residents by creating jobs in local businesses and providing our residents with the necessary training and experience needed to turn a job into a career.” Congressman Elijah E.
Cummings of Maryland’s 7th congressional district will welcome the inaugural class to underscore the impact NPower’s program will have on the city of Baltimore.
Cummings will give invocation speeches to the inaugural class of 25 local young adults, who will be placed in IT jobs in Baltimore in less than 6 months.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stated, “I’m honored to support these 25 young people embarking on IT careers that will change their lives, the lives of their families, and the overall quality of life of their communities in Baltimore.
Here's NPower CEO Bertina Ceccarelli's Speech from the Gala, and 2016 Honoree Meg Whitman's (President and CEO of HPE) fireside chat with Kristen Bellstrom (Senior Editor of Fortune Magazine).
BALTIMORE, Maryland, August 30, 2016 — Today, NPower, a leading national nonprofit that launches IT careers for veterans and young adults from underserved communities, is thrilled to announce the opening of its free 22-week IT Job Training Program in Baltimore, MD.
He encouraged graduates to occasionally “put down your devices” and engage in conversation with one another, with friends and family, in order to meaningfully explore the issues of the day.
About Fund II Foundation Fund II Foundation is a charitable foundation, at the heart of which is a deep commitment to advance social change, create opportunity, respect and protect the environment, and preserve our culture.
She continued, “Our students were hired as interns at a number of exceptional organizations: Under Armour, TD Ameritrade, DNS Technology Group, Greater Baltimore Urban League, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Data Flow Computers, Black Men Achieving Greatness, The Sand Gallery, Loyal Services Unlimited, and the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation.” In closing, Mr.
Smith let the graduates know that he and NPower were here to help them activate their minds to create solutions in their community.
Robert Smith leads the way in helping them set aspirational goals and committing to financial rewards.” The training program aims to meet the needs of students both in and outside of the classroom.