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Skillpoint Alliance Co-Hosts Central Texas Global Game Jam with The University of Texas at Austin

Last weekend, The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program and Skillpoint Alliance co-hosted the Central Texas Global Game Jam (GGJ). The GGJ is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, people could come together, be creative, share experiences, and express themselves in a multitude of ways using video games. The GGJ encouraged people with all kinds of Continue Reading >

Mentor Spotlight: Velocity Prep Helping High School Students Excel

Knowing what to do after high school can be stressful, with college applications and career fairs, the decision for any student can be difficult. The Velocity programs at Skillpoint Alliance were created in 2001 in direct response to industry and education leaders’ desire to see high school students gain relevant, hands-on work experience and exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers in Central Texas. Velocity Prep engages 20 high school students in 160 hours Continue Reading >

Lifeworks Partners with Skillpoint to Provide Professional Development to Youth

Last month, Lifeworks partnered with Skillpoint Alliance’s Professional Development department to provide 60 hours of Workforce Readiness training courses for youth between the ages of 18-21. Classes were provided to train participants entry level job skills including professionalism in the workplace, communication skills, and problem solving techniques to help them succeed in real life situations. Instructors also provided constructive feedback to achieve success in the workplace. All Continue Reading >