The Nebraska Tech Collaborative has identified the need to add 10,000 tech workers in Nebraska by 2025. AIM Institute, a nonprofit committed to growing a strong and diverse tech community through education, career development and outreach, is addressing this shortage by offering free virtual Introduction to Technology courses through its accredited AIM Code School.
The 20-hour courses offered in various formats provide basic knowledge and fundamental skills encompassing five different areas of technology. Prior tech experience is not required to participate, and new classes will start every month through June in 2021. Click here for a full list of available courses that will help people new to tech discover where their interests lie and learn about possible career opportunities that involve these highly sought-after skills, from building a website to coding, data management and more.
The next free entry-level Introduction to Technology course begins Feb. 27 and is offered for five consecutive weeks on Saturdays. A five-day course also begins March 1, and is offered in the evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lukas Partners assists AIM Institute in raising awareness of its programs through strategic media relations and communication initiatives. Lukas Partners recently secured news stories with KETV, KNEB and KIOS to promote the free courses. he news media coverage Lukas Partners secured helped AIM double its course participation.