- 12-week long workforce training program
- 17 students enrolled
- 6 finished a course
An initiative of the City of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood Services, to help residents develop career pathways by providing access to technology education, and training. TechCharlotte has three parts:
- Working with youth ages 16-24 year old and residents to gain technology experience, industry education and application, and career pathways. In the Summer of 2017, the Partners for Place grant funded a TechCharlotte high school internship.
- Working with community leaders from the North End to identify community technology needs and it was quickly realized that what residents wanted most was a place to connect to the internet. This led to a partnership with Google Fiber and Hygge coworking to support a physical space for the community. This space will provide residents with:
- Internet connectivity
- The ability to access new resources and training; and
- The opportunity to build meaningful relationships and co-create the NESD alongside public, private and nonprofit partners.
- Grant funds will also be used to provide free public WiFi in Dillehay Courts by mid-2018 for a year.
The results of the April - June survey are below. Download a PDF version of the impacts.
Road to Hire:
Earn a Laptop:
- 6-session long computer literacy training
- 14 students enrolled
- 100% of enrolled students completed the course, earning a refurbished laptop
Digi-bridge STEM Saturdays
- 26 children participated
Tech Charlotte Youth Internship
- 60 hours of work
- 24 interns aged 16 – 18
- $12.50 per hour