i.c.stars Announces Partnership with Software Firm NVISIA

i.c.stars Announces Partnership with Software Firm NVISIA

CHICAGO—-March 28, 2018 Technology workforce development nonprofit i.c.stars announced a new partnership with software firm NVISIA. The sponsorship will support the training program that is building the next generation of technology talent, while offering opportunities to underserved young adults in Chicago and Milwaukee.

“NVISIA was founded over 25 years ago in Chicago and we’ve been dedicated to helping our local community whenever possible,” said NVISIA President Shaun Lovick. “We see i.c.stars as a great way to utilize our combined experience and talent in a program that provides real benefit to its participants.

In addition to financial support, the partnership includes opportunities for NVISIA employees to volunteer at i.c.stars. Shaun Lovick is scheduled to speak to program participants at High Tea on April 23rd, and Vice President of Business Development Mark Daniels will speak in May.

Executives from NVISIA will also attend i.c.stars Chicago’s quarterly thought leadership events, including the May 11th cyber security conference, which will feature seasoned technologists as well as i.c.stars participants.

NVISIA has also invited the newly launched i.c.stars Milwaukee team to be part of their Milwaukee Digital Platform conference on May 17th.

“We’ve known about i.c.stars for several years and we now feel we are at a point where we can partner with the organization in an impactful way,” said Lovick.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010