Union Pacific Foundation grant enhances AIM Code School career placement services

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AIM Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing lives through technology, received a $15,000 grant from the Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program. The funding helps the AIM Code School, which provides technology training for people of all skill levels and at all stages in their careers, with resources for career counseling and job training […]

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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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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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