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Posted: June 26th, 2015
Capital IDEA has some exciting news – our education partner, Austin Community College, has made 100 paid internships available for three Tech Career programs listed below. If you are on the fence about going back to school, consider this – training will now include a year of paid, real work experience. As with our other sponsored careers, Capital IDEA fully funds tuition, books and fees for qualified participants. Tech careers are taking off in Central Texas – you need a great job; employers need great people. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Software Testing | Computer Support | Network Administration
These three Tech Associate Degree programs are designed for individuals with little to no previous experience. Austin Community College has redesigned the first four courses to focus on building fundamental skills. We’ll cover program details at Orientation. You must attend an Orientation to apply.
Posted: June 15th, 2015
Capital IDEA awards hundreds of sponsorships each year. Did you know that many of those students start out in our College Prep Academy? College Prep is a supportive learning environment and classes are taught by dedicated instructors. If you need to build your math and reading skills before starting college courses, College Prep will help you do just that. Tuition is completely paid for by Capital IDEA. Apply now for our class starting in August. In one semester, you’ll make enormous progress, gain confidence and most importantly – you’ll be ready to start college level courses the next semester!
Attend our next College Prep Orientation: Tuesday, July 7, 12:00 pm, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, 6505 Airport Blvd., Ste 101, Austin, TX 78752
Posted: June 2nd, 2015
Over the next year, Capital IDEA will be making big updates to our website. Help us plan and prioritize by taking a quick 5 question survey. Thank you!
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Posted: April 22nd, 2015
Starting May 2015 Capital IDEA will host monthly Orientations to recruit new participants in Tech Careers. The five tech careers we sponsor provide an opportunity to low-income adults to break into the high tech field. Starting salaries for these careers are moderate around $14/hour but keep growing as you gain skills and experience. Austin has become home to numerous tech companies who need skilled workers. You don’t need any previous experience, just a willingness to learn. Attend an orientation to learn more.
Posted: April 17th, 2015
Capital IDEA 2014 Annual Report
Enjoy the highlights of 2014, including impressive earnings gains for our graduates placed last year (pg. 3) and the 15th anniversary of the College Prep Academy, at which we celebrated and thanked one of our founding math teachers, Ted Rachofsky (pg. 10).
Capital IDEA – 2014 Annual Report (pdf)
Posted: March 18th, 2015
Match Offered to New Donors and Alumni Donors
Longtime supporters, the Nowlin family, are encouraging others to become first-time donors to Capital IDEA with this generous offer: For the remainder of 2015, the Nowlin family will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made by either a new donor or a Capital IDEA graduate, up to a total of $50,000! Donors who set up recurring donations will have the entire amount given in 2015 matched. Donate now, to see your gift doubled.