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Women in IT: AIM Emerging Tech Leaders Instructor Shelly Blakeman, MSOL, CSM, builds bridges between business and tech

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Note: this article originally appeared on siliconprairienews.com. We are re-posting it here with permission in appreciation for all that Shelly has accomplished, and for her valuable work as an instructor in the AIM Emerging Tech Leaders virtual program. Emerging Tech Leaders helps professionals with 0 to 3 years of management experience master the skills they […]

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Careerlink Sale Marks New Chapter for AIM Institute and Careerlink, LLC

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The AIM Institute—the Omaha-based not-for-profit that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent community through education and career development—announced recently that it has sold Careerlink, its iconic jobs platform. Dr. Kandace Miller, President and CEO of the AIM Institute, said the sale provides further strategic investment AIM’s core not-for-profit, mission-related services to address the growing shortage […]

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AIM Institute Divestiture of Careerlink Centers Nonprofit’s Focus on Tech Mission 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Brian Ayers bayers@nulllukaspartners.com 402-895-2552 ext. 308   OMAHA, Nebraska (June 4, 2020) — AIM Institute, an innovative nonprofit that grows, connects and inspires Omaha’s tech community, today announced the divestiture of its Careerlink job platform, one of the first online resources created to search and apply for jobs. The sale […]

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Omaha South High School Grads Launch Tech Careers, Land Paid Summer Internships at Union Pacific 

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This summer, two recent Omaha South High School graduates, Suraj Poudel and Evelyn Espinoza Macias, will enter highly competitive paid internships at Union Pacific after participating in the AIM Institute’s pilot workforce development program that teaches high school students how to code.  Ashok Fichadia, Assistant Vice President of IT Development for Union Pacific, said the […]

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Developing Leadership in a Crisis

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No one knows how the coronavirus pandemic will evolve, how long the economy will stay underwater, or even what recovery looks like.  But the radical workplace upheaval and sudden ad hoc shift to remote technology over the past month suggest two truths:  We need more tech talent.   We need better leadership—especially IT leadership. Demand for […]

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10 Reasons Why Princess Leia Was Totally Boss

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One of the most prominent heroines in all of cinema, General Leia Organa (aka Princess Leia) operated in a league of her own. From her blaster-handling capabilities to her strategic mind to her ability to protect and inspire those around her, Leia was more than a capable leader: she was totally boss.  She was more boss […]

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KANEKO Welcomes You to Infotec 2020

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We’re not the only ones excited for Infotec 2020, the Silicon Prairie’s premier annual business tech community gathering. This year’s conference takes place November 13 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at KANEKO, an arts and culture nonprofit dedicated to exploring and celebrating creativity across all fields of human activity, including technology, the arts, business, […]

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What is the AIM Institute? The tl;dr version

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The AIM Institute is a nonprofit that builds the tech community through education and career development. We improve the Silicon Prairie by removing barriers to technology education and strengthening the IT workforce. Check out the “too long, didn’t read” list below of what we do or watch this video to see the impact we make. […]

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