Archives for March 2013

Why We’ve Launched NEXT Intermediate Job Training

After almost a full year of researching, planning and developing, we're ready to launch our newest program, NEXT. This pioneering, innovative program is a big deal for the Central Texas workforce. We currently train for entry-level positions through our Gateway program, but our Adult Workforce Councilmembers, almost 80 in all, were consistently asking that we look into training for intermediate positions. There is an educational gap in Austin for employees who need specialized training to Continue Reading >

Sign up now for a STEM Innovation Camp

Summer is fast approaching. For most Austin students, this means no school, no class and no homework for two months. However, we say that this does not and should not mean no learning. Did you know? More than 100 years of research confirms that all students experience some loss of skills learned over the summer. In addition, most students lose about 2.6 months of their grade level equivalency in mathematics over the summer months. The bottom line? Getting your student engaged in some type of Continue Reading >

Come to our Game and App Jam this weekend

This weekend, the gaming industry masses will take over Palmer Events Center for the SxSW Gaming Expo. We'll be in on the fun with a booth at the Expo where we are kicking off our SxSW Game and App Jam, sponsored by SxSW, Unity, IGDA and WarGaming.Net. Don't know what a Jam is? Jams bring together gaming industry novices, advocates, professionals and soon-to-be professionals to form teams of four and rapidly prototype games. We hosted our first ever Jam with the Global Game Jam held on Continue Reading >