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AIM Code School instructor Vanessa Kasun champions the transformational power of coding

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Vanessa Kasun is debugging some code. The gregarious AIM Code School instructor is finalizing her presentation for the upcoming Heartland Developers Conference on Sept. 24. The topic? How to build a React app from the ground up.  Kasun will take HDC attendees from installation of the Node.js open-source cross-platform Javascript runtime environment to launching a […]

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Code School congratulates latest crop of graduates in virtual ceremony Wednesday

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Congratulations to our recent AIM Code School graduates! On Wednesday, a group of code school instructors, students and friends and family members gathered together for a virtual graduation ceremony.  The event highlighted 35 graduates who had successfully completed AIM Code School’s accredited courses, the third module of the Callers to Coders program with Physicians Mutual, […]

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Support AIM through the TAGG mobile app and businesses will donate qualifying purchases to our programs—without costing you an extra cent

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You can now support AIM through TAGG, a mobile app that donates a portion of your everyday purchases to local nonprofits! You don’t have to spend anything extra, just keep buying what you normally buy. It’s easy as taking a picture of your receipt. Simply download TAGG from the App Store or Google Play today, […]

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Making the most of a challenging summer: Ralston High School and AIM conclude new virtual self-paced web development course for students

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The AIM Institute and Ralston High School have partnered to deliver an online, self-paced course in web development for high schoolers and are celebrating the successful completion of its inaugural run. The course was administered by AIM Code School instructor Vanessa Kasun, who held regular office hours and was available to answer students’ questions. The […]

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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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