IDA Technology hosted a luncheon and training session on May 17, 2009 for “Reboot 2.0” students from the Workforce Solutions Borderplex. Reboot 2.0 is a special information technology training initiative for youth 16 years and up, who have not completed high school and/or are currently not attending school.
The 11-week course provides its youth participants with the tools to earn the highly coveted CompTIA A+ information technology certification, while attaining the experience and skillsets towards becoming an IT expert. The Reboot 2.0 program provides youth who are lacking direction with the opportunity to discover a viable pathway to exciting jobs, further education and entrepreneurship, setting them on a path to a meaningful livelihood.
Von Washington and the team at IDA presented IT and general technical career options to the nine students in attendance. Lucio Glen, Project Coordinator for the Workforce Re-Entry & Rural Area Youth Program said that the students were “very excited” to participate and “learn about” IDA.