WORKFORCE INVESTMENT & OPPORTUNITY ACT
Covenant Collaborative Consulting & Training, LLC entered into a collaborative partnership agreement with Cumberlands and South Central Workforce Development Boards of Kentucky for graduates of a web development training program. Through this WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) agreement, dislocated and unemployed workers are placed as Next Generation Media Interns in paid project-based experiential learning and skills-building roles on the webmaster team from a fully remote posture.The interns are recent graduates of Kentucky’s “Commonwealth Coders” a 16-week intensive IT training program taught by BC Skills Development Academy, that provides participants substantive education and training in high-demand fields such as Web Development and Design as well as Coding.It is our hope to continue to utilize and provide training opportunity for individuals through the WIOA program as well as graduates of Commonwealth Coders and the upcoming BC Skills "Emerging Media" program.
Rural communities are changing the game for the next workforce of the future. No longer do you need to look in big cities to find top tech talent – you can find talent in rural locations, next to a wide range of colleges and universities, and from both traditional IT tracks like Electrical Engineering and Computer Information Systems, and non-traditional candidates from all walks of life, who are willing to be trained and certified.
Today, technology is changing so fast that everyone must be learning on an ongoing basis. Whether you are entering the job market, or you are changing career paths after 20 years, no one is too far behind to catch up.”
Women make up 47% of all employed adults in the U.S., but as of 2015, they hold ONLY 25% of computing roles, according to data from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
We want to be the change.
Coventant Collaborative Consulting & Training, LLC (dba The Justice Beat Talk Show) offers HYBRID and REMOTE internships year-round to university-level students and dislocated & unemployed workers, increasing opportunities for graduates of recent training programs and individuals in rural areas to receive on the job, experiential, project-based learning. The program utilizes the "R.E.S.E.T" framework leading to entry-level pathways to professional positions in the broadcast, media and IT industry.
“If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.”
- Ellen Pao
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MEET OUR FIRST
"I've always been interested in STEM, but I never felt that those areas were viable choices for me (I always felt I was "lacking" whatever it took to do those things). I'm grateful for the push to include females into STEM fields, which helped me open my eyes and understand that it was never anything that "I" was lacking. I feel like I've found my home in computer coding and programming! I am eager to continue learning and love the challenge it provides; the ability to create something and to understand the functionality and see it work is amazing! I'm grateful for this opportunity with the NxGen Media Internship Program to continue learning and growing my skillset."
"I feel very blessed and thankful to participate in the Justice Beat internship as their female web developer! Not only do I get the chance to further my knowledge in the Social reform area, I get the chance to work on a platform, where I’m able to educate others as well! I’m excited for this opportunity to expand on my education, as well as the experience I will get working on their social platform!"