March 2, 2005 spout

IT Industry’s Own Jobs Training Program

My brother graduated from college with a BS in EE in 2000 and was, predictably, unable to find a job competing with certified, experienced engineers willing to work for the same money after the bubble burst. He was fortunate enough to be able to move into his Mom’s basement and get an interest-free loan for an MS in EE that lead to a wonderful job, but if you’re not so lucky (hey! I’ve got next dibs on my Mom’s basement!), then check out TechEngage:

TechEngage is a community-based non-profit organization founded to provide unemployed and under-“employed technical professionals with an affordable opportunity to obtain the high quality training they need to be competitive in today’s tough job market.”

[via Rod Paddock]