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Dec. 29, 2015 12:49 pm

The latest ITWorks grads landed some great paid internships

Following another successful session, applications are now open for the spring class.

The fall 2015 ITWorks graduating class.

(Courtesy photo)

Zip Code Wilmington has been getting plenty of buzz as its inaugural class recently graduated with much success, but it’s not the only tech-education initiative on the block: Tech Impact’s ITWorks just graduated its 16th class the other week, and all of its 16 students were placed in paid internships.

They celebrated the graduation Dec. 18 in Wilmington at Capital One’s Oliver Evans building.

The Dec. 18 graduation was at Capital One's Oliver Evans building.

The Dec. 18 graduation was at Capital One’s Oliver Evans building. (Courtesy photo)

The two Wilmington tech-ed programs are complementary — ITWorks is to back-end development as Zip Code is to front-end. ITWorks is all about hardware, said Jessica Mitchell, the program’s marketing and program specialist.

The intensive 16-week program is free, and organizers target underemployed young adults who want a career change and haven’t had the opportunity for secondary education. Students leave ITWorks certified in Cisco IT Essentials, Mitchell said.

Graduation = happy times.

Graduation = happy times. (Courtesy photo)

Here’s where this class’ students got internships (which Mitchell said often — in fact, 70 percent of the time —  lead to permanent jobs and other opportunities):

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Recruitment for the upcoming spring class is now underway.

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Lindsay Podraza

Lindsay Podraza became lead reporter for Technical.ly Delaware in November 2015 after writing as a contributor. She is an ex-newspaper reporter turned freelance writer who moved to Wilmington in June 2014. The Charlotte native studied journalism at the University of North Carolina, loves proper grammar and has a weakness for sweet tea.

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