PHILADELPHIA, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Tech Impact, a 501 (c) (3) empowering communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world, today announced its new employee training center located in the former B&O Station, a historic downtown building, is located in Wilmington, Delaware. The nonprofit purchased the 3,400 square foot property with support from a $ 1.25 million grant from Barclays US Consumer Bank. The new Tech Impact Opportunity Center powered by Barclays is located on the riverfront and will serve as a permanent training facility for Tech Impact’s ITWorks program and an administrative office for training staff.
“We are excited to announce a new permanent home for ITWorks, a program that has helped more than 700 people start their careers here in IT Wilmington and beyond for over a decade, “said Patrick Callihan, CEO of Tech Impact. “The Tech Impact Opportunity Center is an ideal location for the new hub with the train station, bus routes and the riverfront, all within walking distance. This provides our employees and students with convenient parking, restaurants and outdoor experiences. We appreciate the support we receive longtime partner of Barclays to make this happen. “
A historic property
Tech Impact spent several months looking for a new location before settling on the B&O Station building. Originally designed by a respected architect and civil war leader Frank Furness In 1887 the property stood empty for much of the 20th century until ING Direct (Capital One) converted it into a conference center for executives in 2004.
With support from the Barclays Scholarship, Tech Impact invested in an interior freshening up and outfitted the building with new carpets, colors and signage, as well as new student desks and tables made by trainees in the local Challenge program.
Tech Impact in Delaware
Headquarters in Philadelphia, Tech Impact provides managed IT support to over 300 companies in the United States. The staff training program ITWorks has been in Wilmington at various temporary training centers. Tech Impact also offers training and services at two locations in the south Nevada and in Philadelphia.
“We are proud to present ITWorks with the new ‘Tech Impact Opportunity Center’ in. to support Wilmington,” called Mona Jantzi, Managing Director, Barclays US Consumer Bank and a board member of Tech Impact. “We have been working hand-in-hand with Tech Impact since 2014 to implement its human resource development programs in Delaware and Nevada and seek to continue to work with organizations like them to identify avenues to employment. “
Tech Impact is a key partner in implementing Barclays’ Citizenship Strategy, which aims to enable people to develop the skills and confidence to work. By 2022, Barclays Community Programs will help create jobs for 250,000 people around the world. “We are proud to partner with Barclays to diversify the tech talent pipeline in Delaware. Through our ITWorks program, we are working together to connect diverse youth with opportunities for careers 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 company is a leading provider of technology training and solutions for nonprofits and operates award-winning IT and customer experience training programs and recruiting services designed to help individuals get started. 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 educational and outreach opportunities by merging with Idealware, an authoritative source of independent, well-researched 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. Further information can be found at https://techimpact.org/.
Barclays US Consumer Bank is a leading co-branded credit card issuer and financial services partner in the United States developing highly bespoke customer loyalty programs for some of the most successful travel, entertainment, retail and affinity institutions in the country. The bank offers co-branded credit cards, small business credit cards, installment loans, POS financing, online savings accounts, and CDs. More information is available at www.BarclaysUS.com.
Barclays is a UK universal bank. We are diversified according to business fields, according to different customer and customer types and according to geographical aspects. Our businesses include retail and payment transactions around the world, as well as a world-class, full-service global corporate and investment bank, all backed by our service company that provides technology, operations and functional services across the corporation. More information about Barclays can be found at www.Barclays.com.
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