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Life After Gateway: Joining an Apprenticeship

Happy #NationalApprenticeshipWeek from Skillpoint Alliance!   As a pre-apprenticeship modeled program, our Electrical certification at Skillpoint Alliance provides every students with the opportunity to learn about the apprenticeship programs offered by the Local IBEW 520 Union and by IEC (Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.), and then can decide which program would be beneficial for their personal career goals. The Local IBEW 520 Union is a 5 year program designed to match Continue Reading >

Prosper Waco Summit 2017

  From the Desk of Mallory Herridge, Waco Program Director:  Every year the Prosper Waco Summit convenes roughly 400 Waco citizens, nonprofit leaders, school district leaders, employers and industry leaders to celebrate the collective impact initiative’s work each year and remind the community that Prosper Waco is not a single organization--it is an initiative of partner organizations from across the community coming together to address community needs.  This years’ Summit (held on Continue Reading >

Skillpoint’s Database “Hedgehog” Cuts Data Entry in Half

Author: Sean Chitty, IT Manager Photo Credit: Luca Bravo In late 2015, Skillpoint’s admin team began work on developing a new in-house database to better represent the incoming data from participants of the Gateway program. After careful consideration, it became apparent that the best option for successful data collection and integrity would come from an Access database built specifically to serve the needs of our team and funders. Project Hedgehog spent roughly 8 months in beta phase, while Continue Reading >