Through a 12-week training and certification program called Work-Tech, the regional chapter of the the Salvation Army is offering low-income people 18 and older the chance to earn certification from New Jersey-based tech education company C-Tech.
At the end of the program, students can get entry level job offers at companies like Verizon, Network Design Technologies and Tri-Wire Engineering Solutions, writes Roberto Torres at technical.ly.
Started in August 2016, the program has certified 14 people, with eight more in the process of obtaining their certification. Kristen Davis, job developer and retention coach at the Salvation Army, said most are now working as cable technicians, tech sales execs, customer service representatives or other tech and tech-adjacent verticals.
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