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TechSoup equips communities with the innovative technology they need to build a more equitable planet.
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From One to Many
In the minds of nonprofits and corporate tech leaders alike — from San Francisco to Sicily, and Sri Lanka to Senegal — TechSoup nourishes social causes through innovation.

In 1987, Daniel Ben-Horin came up with the idea to create a technology mentoring system to help nonprofits and schools. Today, TechSoup enables the social sector with the technology essential for improving lives worldwide.

VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa

Summary: 
  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

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  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

Duke Energy Partners with S.C. Technical College System to Expand Lineworker Training with $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future
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  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future

Freeport-McMoRan’s El Abra Operation in Chile Offers Career Training for Indigenous Youth

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November 27, 2018 - Twenty young people from indigenous communities in Antofagasta are being trained in Dry Area Maintenance Operations through a course sponsored by Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan.

Internship Opportunities Grow for Underserved Youth with AT&T Support for Genesys Works

Additional $2 Million Contribution Gives Up To 11,000 More Students Career Training
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DALLAS, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* is contributing $2 million to Genesys Works, a unique program that connects rising high school seniors with critical college and career skills. The program aims to better students’ prospects for college and career success. 

Skilling India: As Unemployment Soars; Here’s a Solution

Programmes must go beyond training; they have to work on every link of the employment chain
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New JPMorgan Chase Report Reveals Uncertainty Over How Well Tech Training Programs Are Meeting Employers Needs

The report looks past the hype of the tech worker boom by charting the growth of and challenges facing tech training programs and evaluating what efforts work best
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New York, March 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – With half a million technology jobs currently open and nearly two million similar new jobs expected to be created in the next decade, a new JPMorgan Chase & Co. report released today reveals that the rapidly growing and quickly evolving tech training field faces unique obstacles for developing the skilled and diverse workforce required to meet a growing need in our economy.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Local Hiring and Skills Development

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The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world's economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan’s products are critical to a rising standard of living on a global scale. The foundation of Freeport-McMoRan’s plans for production growth and resource expansions includes their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.

Freeport-McMoRan makes concerted efforts to hire locally.

Natural Leaders Network Ramping up for Third Annual Legacy Camp

Event will focus on training young, diverse leaders in community leadership development and providing skills training for leading nature-based outings
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July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Natural Leaders Network, an initiative of the Children & Nature Network, is convening their Third Annual Legacy Camp, an intensive four-day retreat that trains young, diverse leaders (ages 18-29) in community leadership development and skills training for leading nature-based outings. The Natural Leaders Network supports these leaders as they return to create change in their communities and makes a commitment to investing in these leaders for a lifetime.

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