Tech Education

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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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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Filling the need for leaders: the latest cohort of Advanced Tech Leaders graduates from AIM Leadership Academy

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The latest cohort of AIM Institute’s Advanced Tech Leaders course graduated from the leadership academy last Friday. Congratulations to the 28 graduates! Advanced Tech Leaders is an annual management course for tech professionals, with the goal of enhancing leadership skills that are essential for current and upcoming managers in the tech industry.  Each session addresses […]

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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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