Geneva Technical Services renews sponsorship of i.c.stars – A Chicago-based non-profit focused on developing IT talent and community leaders

Sponsorship Includes Support for i.c.stars Annual Events and Participating on i.c.stars Committees

April 27, 2011 – Geneva Technical Services, LLC (“GTS”), a leading provider of IT staffing services and solutions in the Chicago area, today announced their renewed corporate sponsorship of i.c.stars. For over 11 years, i.c.stars has been developing future IT and community leaders through their innovative and intensive project-based training programs designed to develop the business and technical skills of program participants.

“Our first year as a corporate sponsor of i.c.stars has been wonderful experience. We are honored to be given the opportunity to both renew our partnership with i.c.stars and expand the ways in which GTS can support their mission. We look forward to contributing to the growth of i.c.stars and assisting with the delivery of that mission to the Chicago-area technology community,” commented Rich Linden, Owner and CEO of GTS.

“GTS has been an amazing partner and contributor to our organization’s success this past year. From helping to restructure our processes around building relationships with the CIO community, to employing our graduates, to introducing us to new employers, and now helping with career guidance, we are grateful for their renewed financial commitment and the time and energy their staff will continue to contribute to planning the future of our organization,” said Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars President and co-founder.

About Geneva Technical Services: Founded in 1999 as a Chicago-based IT staffing services and solutions company, Geneva Technical Services (“GTS”) is a leading provider of IT talent to Fortune 1000 companies on a contract, contract-to-hire and permanent basis. GTS’ client-focused approach to forming long-term relationships with customers is the foundation of the company’s success and a high-quality talent recruiting process ensures customers are presented with the best IT talent available in the market. For more information, visit GTS at www.genevatechnicalservices.com, or call 1-773-577-8582.

About i.c.stars: i.c.stars is a Chicago-based non-profit organization formed in 1999 to develop 1,000 Community Leaders by 2020. Adults with a high school diploma or GED participate in an intensive four-month program using project-based learning and full immersion teaching to develop change-driven, future leaders skilled in business and technology. Learn more by visiting the i.c.stars web site: www.icstars.org.

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