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NPower Opens No-Cost IT Job Training Program for Young Adults in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings to welcome NPower’s inaugural class of 25 young adults launching IT careers at ribbon cutting ceremony on August 30, 2016

BALTIMORE, Maryland (PRWEB) August 30, 2016

Today, NPower, a leading national nonprofit that launches IT careers for veterans and young adults from underserved communities, is thrilled to announce the opening of its 22-week IT Job Training Program in Baltimore, MD which is offered with no tuition charge to qualified students. At NPower’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. ET, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings-Blake and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will give invocation speeches to the inaugural class of 25 local young adults, who will be placed in IT jobs in Baltimore in less than 6 months.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stated, “I’m honored to support these 25 young people embarking on IT careers that will change their lives, the lives of their families, and the overall quality of life of their communities in Baltimore. And I’m here to make residents from all corners of our city aware of this incredible free opportunity to be placed in an IT job after 22-weeks of professional skills training and on-the-job internship experience.” The Mayor continued, “I am grateful to NPower and its lead funders for bringing this program to our city – together, we are improving the economic situation and quality of life for all of Baltimore’s residents by creating jobs in local businesses and providing our residents with the necessary training and experience needed to turn a job into a career.”

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland’s 7th congressional district will welcome the inaugural class to underscore the impact NPower’s program will have on the city of Baltimore. “Mentoring and career counseling are just as important as training in the development of an individual as a career professional,” Cummings said. “It gives me great pride to see local partners, volunteers and businesses work with NPower to provide Baltimore’s young people with skills, experience and jobs so they can change their life trajectories while making a positive economic impact on our community.”

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