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MEDA Free Mission Techies Program Creating a Pipeline for Diversity in Tech

Graduates: 138 out of 154 (a 90 percent rate). Working in tech jobs: 74. Gone on to post-secondary education: 49. Those are the powerful numbers of MEDA’s free Mission Techies program since its pilot just three years ago. It’s a program positioned to scale up. MEDA initially received a grant from San Francisco’s Office of…

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Mission Techies Take a Shine to FiveStars’ Support

Last Thursday, a packed room of proud family, friends, partner agencies and MEDA staff joined to celebrate the graduation of the summer 2016 cohort of Mission Techies. The Mission Techies program – part of MEDA’s free Workforce Development – teaches IT essentials of hardware, software, networking and coding. Attendees also celebrated an innovative social enterprise model…

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Mission Techies Spring into Action, Seeking Volunteer Instructors

Eunice arrived in San Francisco a week ago from El Salvador on a work permit. Sergio works in a restaurant and is changing his schedule so that he can get job training to jumpstart his IT career. Jose is a 24-year-old who knows time is running out on his learning tech skills. While these stories…

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