Tech2Thrive – Why We Exist

Why We Exist

In close collaboration with local non-profits and for-profit organizations, the Tech2Thrive Scholarship fund identifies high aptitude, curious adults who demonstrate the ability to be successful in the field of IT.  In partnership with local coding boot camps, Scholars are provided foundational technical and professional skills for entry-level IT positions and are supported through personal challenges that may be barriers to their success.

Critical to success is the ability to apply what has been learned.

Tech2Thrive collaborates with local employers committed to providing our Scholars with entry-level IT positions and continued mentorship.  Over a period of 6 to 12 months, Scholars advance as an independent contributor to a corporate IT team.   Each Scholar has the opportunity to accelerate her career by expanding knowledge, skills and experience.

Access to an IT career impacts more than just the individual employee; in fact, the benefits reach families, communities, and our city.

Our Impact

Tech2Thrive Scholarships create high-quality IT career opportunities for an untapped talent pool in low-employment areas within the region. By matching existing business needs to trained IT talent, we are able to best serve our local businesses while simultaneously changing the socioeconomic trajectory of the underemployed in our community.

Apprentices hired since 2016
Success rate with 86% continuing IT careers after 12 months
Increase in annual compensation at 12 months.
Positive community economic impact since 2016.

Ready to Hire!  Our Scholars are working to become exceptional contributors to local tech teams.

Out of 62 Apprentices since 2016: