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Job Posting: Career Navigator – Apply by Feb. 10 (CLOSED)

Capital IDEA is growing and is looking for an experienced case manager (3+ years of experience strongly preferred) with demonstrated leadership skills. The Career Navigator provides day to day case management for about 100 adult students and guides them through successful completion of their academic plan in preparation for job placement. To be considered for […]

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Partner Spotlight: Central Health & our 1,300th Graduate!

Hello, my name is Amy Lopez-Escobedo, and I am a proud Capital IDEA graduate, mother of three, and Registered Nurse at CommUnity Care. I always felt destined to become a nurse. Since I was little, my mom noted I had a caring nature and would try to help people when they weren’t well. Knowing my […]

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Partner Spotlight: Central Health & our 1,300th Graduate!

Hello, my name is Amy Lopez-Escobedo, and I am a proud Capital IDEA graduate, mother of three, and Registered Nurse at CommUnity Care. I always felt destined to become a nurse. Since I was little, my mom noted I had a caring nature and would try to help people when they weren’t well. Knowing my […]

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Partner Spotlight: Austin Community College ACCelerator – UPDATED

ACC Expands Career ACCelerator Program June 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. has donated $250,000 to fund scholarships for adult students entering ACC’s Career ACCelerator Program—combining instruction with financial assistance, support services, and paid internships to help adults train for high-demand occupations. The Chase donation will fund scholarships for 100 students. “Creating a hands-on learning experience […]

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Partner Spotlight: Whitlow Task Force

Our Whitlow Education Fund Task Force was formed in 2005 to build awareness about Capital IDEA in the Williamson County community and to raise funds to support county residents through the program. Every other year, the Whitlow Task Force and sponsors host an ice cream social to celebrate outstanding supporters of our work. To honor […]

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100 Paid Internships Added to Our Tech Career Programs

With support from local employers, Capital IDEA and Austin Community College, 100 paid internships are available for three Tech Career programs. Internships are an advantage in this booming industry – 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 […]

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Partner Spotlight: Travis County Interns and Investment in the Community

Travis County is a long-time investor in Capital IDEA. Funds from Travis County are given to allow Capital IDEA to deliver services that help individuals improve workplace skills, obtain employment, succeed in the workplace, and help employers secure a skilled workforce. In 2016, Travis County increased their engagement with a decision to host interns in […]

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Partner Spotlight: Impact Austin Members Love Capital IDEA Moms!

Impact Austin members have selected Capital IDEA as a grant recipient twice! In 2009 an award of $102,000 funded college tuition, books and fees for students; and a 2016 award of $94,000 will allow Capital IDEA to serve more rural moms pursuing the education to secure a great career. Impact Austin generates excitement and awareness […]

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