Youth in Tech

Shaping tomorrow’s diverse tech workforce means starting today.

We create development opportunities, youth training programs, workforce development and educator resources that help build confident, cutting-edge, high demand individuals, prepared for versatile innovative technology careers.

AIM/AITP Scholarship Program

The Omaha chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), in partnership with the AIM Institute, provides academic scholarships to deserving students who are either planning on attending or continuing to attend a college, university, community college, or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, or South Dakota, with the goal of achieving an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.

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AIM Code Craft

codeCraft Explorers offers youth the opportunity to experience a variety of technologies. No previous experience is needed! All Sessions are self-contained, so feel free to attend one or all sessions. No homework required!

codeCraft Masters offers youth a “deep dive” learning into technology. Sessions run 3 to 3.5 hours and require youth to practices skills outside of sessions. Regular attendance and your own laptop is required.

codeCraft sessions are FREE to attend, and the only rule is to be cool!

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75 North Partnership

Interface: The Web School believes in empowering the Greater Omaha workforce through convenient and affordable tech education. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Seventy Five North & Heartland Workforce Solutions to provide free web development training for young adults ages 18-24.

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Silicon Prairie GenCyber Camp

The AIM Institute, in collaboration with Bellevue University and University of Nebraska at Omaha, is offering The Silicon Prairie GenCyber Camp for youth and educators. The camp promotes hands-on and investigative activities to educate camp participants about the principles, risks, and applications of cybersecurity.

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Cisco Academy Support Center

The Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world. The Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for ICT and networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

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Midwest Center for IT

The Midwest Center for IT is a regional consortium of 10 community colleges and AIM. The center was created in 2001 through funding from the National Science Foundation. The goal of this collaboration is to produce IT graduates with the technical and non-technical skills desired by local employers.

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