i.c.stars |* Milwaukee is an immersive technology workforce training and placement program for promising young adults.


In 2018, with the support of our anchor sponsor, Dohmen Company Foundation, we launched i.c.stars in the Milwaukee market and it has been thriving ever since! Our partnerships help us provide impact beyond our doors including employers who are seeking diverse and resilient talent such as Children’s Wisconsin, Northwestern Mutual, and von Briesen & Roper, s.c.. We have received media coverage and multiple features in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, NPR, and Business Times. We are supported by our all star Advisory Board which includes executives from Wells Fargo, ManpowerGroup, Dohmen, Northwestern Mutual, Navistar, Milwaukee County, Sargento, Inc., von Briesen & Roper, s.c., and others.


In Milwaukee, i.c.stars is supported by a partner ecosystem that provides mentors, volunteers for career readiness workshops and activities,  workshop presenters, High Tea guests, and employment partnerships. When finding talent for our next cohort, our Milwaukee community partners include Owen’s Place, Maximus, Wraparound, Goodwill Industries Workforce Center, SaintA, Ross Innovative Employment Solutions, and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Interns hired
12 month earning increase

Learn to code. Launch a career.
We provide the training and tools to jumpstart a life-long profession.

  • Two year program begins with intensive, 16-week paid internship

  • Project-based learning builds leadership skills and emotional intelligence

  • Core technical skills training in Javascript, HTML, CSS, C#, Core and SQL

Develop software. Develop yourself.
Grow leadership and teamwork skills while working with tech industry leaders.

We’re more than tech support. We support your dreams.
We wrap you with two years of support and coaching to achieve your goals.

Help Us Recruit
Download our Flyer to post or share with the talented young adults in your life.

Learning all of the concepts necessary and how to implement them is definitely challenging, but fun at the same time. A huge challenge that we conquered.

Marquise, i.c.stars Resident
When I first heard about i.c.stars, I was skeptical… But…I quickly realized that this was the real deal. This was the second chance in life that I was looking for. I found my passion to learn again and…was prepared to ultimately become a Solutions Architect at my current workplace.
Candiauralexa , MacGregor Partners


Read about our minimum Program Requirements or schedule an Information Session to start your journey. You may also complete our General Inquiry Form and we will contact you about joining i.c.stars. Or, visit our Get Engaged page to learn more about volunteer opportunities!


Save the Date StarBash 2024 i.c.stars Milwaukee 5 year Anniversary Celebration Thursday December 5, 2024 at the Brand New Harley Davidson Museum Garage!!

iOpener Innovation Conference Kansas City 2024

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF  AI:  Bias, Fairness, Morality and More  iOpener Kansas City is about collaboration and innovation! This conference presents topics focused on the evolution of technologies and their impact across communities and industriss.  i.c.stars is built upon the importance of bringing together the civic, corporate, and nonprofit communities to spark change for [...]


Save the Date StarBash 2024 i.c.stars Milwaukee 5 year Anniversary Celebration Thursday December 5, 2024 at the Brand New Harley Davidson Museum Garage!!

iOpener 2024 – Innovations in Data

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

i.c.stars |* Milwaukee iOpener Innovations in Data Wednesday, August 14, 2024 The Wisconsin Club Program begins at 12 Noon with Lunch Served and Cocktail Reception following event until 6PM Your All Inclusive Pass Includes: *Lunch *Keynote & Panel speakers *Two interactive table discussions facilitated by our VIP [...]

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