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AIM Institute pivots programs during pandemic to meet need for tech workers

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AIM Institute, an innovative nonprofit that grows, connects and inspires Omaha’s tech community, has adapted its programming to keep career pursuits in technology on course while the pandemic accelerates an already rapidly changing employment landscape. As companies move toward automation and digital technology to cut costs and increase efficiency, communities face a drastic shortage of tech workers. Recently, community leaders involved with the Nebraska Tech Collaborative identified the need to add 10,000 tech workers in Nebraska by 2025.

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AIM Upward Bound Summer Academy goes virtual with new online learning portal

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The AIM Institute’s Upward Bound Summer Academy is in full-swing online, serving 53 students during an uncertain summer that has upended the traditional model of after school programming and sent providers across the country scrambling to move their curriculum online.  Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides outreach, student services and tech education […]

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“No one-size-fits-all approach to leadership” one of many valuable lessons learned by graduates of AIM’s latest Emerging Tech Leaders cohort

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Congratulations to the AIM Institute’s Emerging Tech Leaders 2020 Spring cohort for completing leadership training last week. A group of 26 IT professionals from various Omaha-based companies graduated from the program last Friday.  Emerging Tech Leaders is a two-month course to help tech professionals decide whether they want to pursue management opportunities in their careers. […]

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Into the Nitty Gritty: the Tech Side of Doing Good

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Today, Silicon Prairie News published an in-depth look at “app-tivism,” the rise of mobile apps and social media platforms designed to help users take meaningful action to improve the world, and not just add more well-meaning noise to the so-called echo chambers of the web. To those who might not think a career in tech could also mean a […]

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