Nonprofit AIM Institute (aiminstitute.org) is celebrating 30 years of building a strong and diverse tech community in our region. By educating youth and older individuals, including underserved and at-risk populations, AIM addresses the IT professions shortage by encouraging people to establish a pathway to a successful tech career through Get Into Tech and other initiatives.
The need for STEM jobs in Omaha has increased 31% over the past 10 years, according to the Greater Omaha Chamber. Community leaders involved with the Nebraska Tech Collaborative report that Nebraska must add 10,000 tech workers and 300 new tech companies by 2025.
Getting into tech could be a million-dollar decision. Over the course of a 30-year career, tech workers make an average of $1 million dollars more than employees in non-technical positions. Over the past year, AIM has served more than 6,500 participants and better positioned them to pursue high-skill, high-demand, high-paying jobs.
AIM offers a free, six-hour workshop that instills basic knowledge and technology concepts. AIM and its Tech Navigators provide one-on-one guidance to participants by:
- Building a custom career plan
- Helping them enroll in introductory tech courses
- Sharing resume-building tips
- Establishing connections within the Omaha-area tech continuum
The AIM Institute grows a strong and diverse tech community through education, career development, and outreach. For more information, go to aiminstitute.org.