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Tech Career Advancement Initiative

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Supported by a federal grant, NOVA has completed a successful pilot project with The Stride Center (TSC) of Oakland to promote tech career mobility and advancement for low- and moderate-income students.

This partnership blossomed under a one-year Regional Prosperity Plan grant, led in the San Francisco Bay Area by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The prosperity plan initiative addressed the challenge of economically disconnected workers by:

  • creating and delivering a career navigation curriculum for TSC pilot A+ and Cisco-certified Network Associate certification classes; and
  • forming a TSC alumni leadership council (ALC) to provide project oversight, foster career development skills, and create a professional network serving past, current, and future students.

The documents below are available to provide additional information about this initiative and to spur ongoing dialogue around the challenge of connecting low- and moderate-income workers into the economic mainstream.


 Tech Career Advancement Initiative documents: