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While COVID-19 has shed light on a number of inequities—from the digital divide to the wealth gap—these systemic issues existed long before the global pandemic. ActivateIT’s mission is focused on addressing and rectifying some of these inequities.
We are building a more diverse technical workforce with employers by creating career connections for women and people of color—groups greatly underrepresented in technology fields today.
The digital divide is the gulf between those who have access to technology, computers, and the internet and those who do not. 1 in 3 ActivateIT applicants require our assistance to access the technology and tools they need to participate in virtural learning brought about by the pandemic.
We’re raising $100,000 to provide technology toolkits equipped with a laptop and webcam, headphones, Wi-Fi access, and a Raspberry Pi micro computer to 100 ActivateIT learners.
We hope this campaign helps to close the digital divide among ActivateIT learners. Long term, our aim is to reboot the economy in a way that makes it more inclusive than it has been in the past—where talent is recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.
How ActivateIT Works
ActivateIT provides tuition-free IT training, preparing you for the first or next step of your tech career. Our IT courses give you the leading-edge skills that open the door to advanced career opportunities. Apply today.
In addition to rigorous technology skills training, we help you develop the essential competencies and growth mindset needed to land a job and excel at work. All eligible graduates have the opportunity to interview with our top employer partners.
Once placed, you get six months of 1:1 professional and life skills coaching needed for on-the-job success, continued career growth, and financial freedom.
Denver is experiencing a tech talent crisis. As experienced business professionals, we’ve seen that talent is evenly distributed across society, but opportunity is not.
We believe the solution is to develop a talent pipeline of competent professionals from often overlooked communities. To accomplish that goal, we identify extraordinary talent from untapped communities, provide world-class IT training, and activate potential into success.
You need more than technical expertise to succeed in a career. Business acumen and interpersonal savvy are just as important. In addition to teaching you in-demand tech skills, we prepare you with the essential competencies you need to get hired and thrive at work.
We’ve got your back. At ActivateIT, we help you understand your strengths and the skills you need to develop to achieve your goals. During the course, you’ll hone skills like initiative, creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, and productivity. Then we help you get a foot in the door by providing referrals to open career positions at our employer partners.
A Proven Program With Powerful Results
ActivateIT uses a technical training and professional development model developed by Per Scholas. Our training partner, Per Scholas, has amassed extraordinary results across 11 cities by training over 10,000 students and placing 6,000 IT professionals into careers at 500+ companies. We have replicated their model with precision and intend to realize comparable results, including:
of Per Scholas graduates land IT jobs within 12 months
of Per Scholas graduates are with their employer after one year
ActivateIT professionals will be placed in first 5 years