WWT Hosts NPower Reception

To recognize the opening of NPower's regional office and training center in St. Louis, WWT hosted a reception at their corporate headquarters.

October 12, 2016 2 minute read

To recognize the opening of NPower’s regional office and training center in St. Louis, World Wide Technology, one of NPower’s lead funding partners, hosted a reception October 11, 2016 at their corporate headquarters.

On Oct. 11, 2016, PRWeb.com posted:

NPower, a national nonprofit which launches successful digital careers for young adults from underserved communities, announces today the opening of a St. Louis, MO regional office and training center. NPower St. Louis technology training will begin early 2017 and is actively recruiting for its inaugural class of students. As of today, recruitment is open to the public for those between the ages of 18-25 who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. World Wide Technology (WWT), one of NPower’s lead funding partners, will host a reception this evening at 5:00pm at their corporate headquarters to mark the occasion.

The NPower training program is provided without cost to qualified students. NPower St. Louis will offer its signature Tech Fundamentals program, which includes 15 weeks of half-day in-class instruction followed by seven weeks of paid internships. NPower also provides an array of services in addition to training, including corporate mentors, career counselling, lifelong alumni support, guest lectures and site visits. NPower St. Louis will enroll 25 individuals for the first cycle. The Tech Fundamentals program is offered in five other regions, has a graduation rate over 80% and a long-term placement rate of 85%.

“NPower St. Louis is an incredible win for the city,” said David Steward, WWT Co-Founder and Chairman, “to be able to cultivate local talent, particularly in the underserved community, is something every major company and organization in the region should be excited about and I encourage every one of them to join us in this opportunity to lessen the cost and burden of recruitment as well as to invest in the local community and workforce.”

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