PHILADELPHIA CREAM, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Tech Impact, a 501 (c) (3) that empowers communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world, today unveiled its new Workforce, located in the former B&O Station, a historic building in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. The association purchased the 3,400 square foot property with the support of a $ 1.25 million grant from Barclays US Consumer Bank. Located along the Riverfront, the new Barclays-Supported Tech Impact Opportunity Center will serve as a permanent training center for Tech Impact’s ITWorks program and serve as an administrative office for training staff.
“We are delighted to announce a new permanent home for ITWorks, a program that has helped over 700 people start their IT careers here in Wilmington and beyond for over a decade, ”said Patrick callihan, executive director of Tech Impact. “The Tech Impact Opportunity Center is an ideal location for the new hub with the train station, bus lines and the Riverfront all within walking distance. This provides our staff and students with convenient parking, restaurants and outdoor experiences. air. We appreciate the support of our long-time partner, Barclays, to make this a reality. “
A historic property
Tech Impact spent several months looking for a new location before choosing the B&O Station building. Originally designed by a renowned architect and leader of the Civil War Frank Furness in 1887, the property was vacant for much of the 20th century until ING Direct (Capital One) renovated it in 2004 to make it an executive conference center.
With the support of the Barclays grant, Tech Impact invested in an interior refresh, equipping the building with new carpet, new paint and signage, as well as new desks and student tables manufactured by local interns from the Challenge program.
Technological impact in Delaware
Based at Philadelphia cream, Tech Impact serves over 300 organizations across the United States with managed IT support. Since 2012, its ITWorks workforce training program has been present in Wilmington at various temporary training sites. Tech Impact also offers training and services at two facilities in the south Nevada and in Philadelphia cream.
“We are proud to support ITWorks with the new ‘Tech Impact Opportunity Center’ in Wilmington,” noted Mona jantzi, Managing Director, Barclays US Consumer Bank and Member of the Tech Impact Board. “Since 2014, we have been working hand in hand with Tech Impact to support its workforce development programs in Delaware and Nevada and we are committed to continuing to work with organizations like these to provide pathways to employment. “
Tech Impact is a key partner in helping to implement Barclays’ citizenship strategy, aimed at empowering people to develop the skills and confidence to work. By 2022, Barclays community programs will help place 250,000 people around the world in the workforce. “We are proud to work alongside Barclays to diversify the pipeline of technology talent into Delaware. Through our program, ITWorks, we are working together to connect a diverse population of young people to career opportunities in technology, ”added Callihan.
About Tech Impact
Tech Impact is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve the world. The organization is a leading provider of training and technology solutions for not-for-profit organizations, and operates award-winning IT and customer experience training programs as well as workforce intermediary services designed to help individuals launch their careers. Tech Impact offers a comprehensive suite of technology services that includes managed IT support, data and strategy services, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and cloud computing integration and support. In 2018, it expanded its education and outreach capabilities by merging with Idealware, an authoritative source of independent and in-depth technology resources for the social sector. Tech Impact’s ITWorks and CXWorks training programs have provided hundreds of young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to begin their careers in the technology and customer experience industries. The organization also operates PunchCode, a full-stack software development school based in Las Vegas, NV. You can find more information at https://techimpact.org/.
Barclays US Consumer Bank is a leading credit card issuer and co-branded financial services partner in the United States that creates highly personalized programs to retain and retain customers at some of the travel, entertainment, retail and retail institutions in the United States. best performing retail and affinity in the country. The bank offers co-branded credit cards, small business credit cards, installment loans, POS finance, online savings accounts, and CDs. For more information, please visit www.BarclaysUS.com.
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by activity, by different types of clients and clients, and by geography. Our business includes global consumer banking and payments, as well as a leading, full-service global merchant and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides services. technological, operational and functional to the entire Group. For more information about Barclays, please visit www.Barclays.com.
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