Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16MISSION TECHIES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Jordan Wood Jordan Wood, a 24-year-old San Francisco native, brought his initiative and hundred-watt smile to MEDA shortly after being released from the state penitentiary. A “sponge,” as Technology Training Coordinator Leo Sosa calls him, Jordan soaked up hardware, software, networking, tech support and coding skills through the intensive, three-month Mission Techies program. This broad foundation landed Jordan a six-month internship, which is all he needed to secure a paid position in IT Logistics at tech giant Facebook. It’s all about fairness and equity. Hands-on training and personalized coaching. That’s how MEDA’s Mission Techies program closes the diversity gap, one job at a time. IMPACT 139 Workforce Development Program clients secured job placements in the community. IMPACT 16 Young adults from underserved communities are now part of the Bay Area’s tech world. 2