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Empowerment through Mouse Clicks

The Digital Divide in Central Texas is disallowing individuals from advancing in their careers, or even gaining meaningful employment due to their lack of simple computer skills. For Skillpoint Alliance, creating the Empower program was a way to reach the Austin community and introduce a basic understanding of how to operate a laptop, utilize Microsoft Office & Google applications, and practice typing in order to land a position in the technology-based working world. According to the Continue Reading >

Building Professional Characteristics

Job hunting can be daunting at times, but once you get the position, it may be even harder to start off on the right foot. At Skillpoint our participants receive both hands-on training and soft skills (or professional development) practice to ensure they are successful once they enter the industry of their choice. Previously incorporated into our Construction and Healthcare curricula, was one day of professional development where participants would conduct mock interviews, build their resume Continue Reading >

Student Bio: Brentlee Allen

"Prior to coming to the [Gateway] program, my life was full of unexpected twists and turns. I was on probation when the HVAC certification program began at Skillpoint, but the staff and instructor believed in me and allowed me to attend class without missing any probation meeting or my job. One day, Capstone Mechanical's HR rep came to speak to our class about what it looked like to work for their company, and explain the process for applying. I knew Capstone was a great company to work for Continue Reading >