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 2023 “The Sport of IT”

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

TechBash 2023

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST

i.c.stars |* TechBash 2023 Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 5:30 PM VIP Reception | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Event Fremont, Chicago, IL PURCHASE EVENT TICKET - $250 . . . Join i.c.stars for a star studded end of year celebration including i.c.stars alumni, VIPs, and sponsors! VIP Hosts include: Kevin Boyd, CIO, [...]


HR Roundtable- Tactics in Retaining Tech Talent

March 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CST

Please join us for a round-table and panel discussion with Milwaukee HR leaders and i.c.stars.

Stargazing MLK Day Event

January 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Ticket- $50 Join the i.c.stars community for an engaging conversation with community and business leaders on the future of social justice and racial equity. This virtual convening will feature a series of conversations with leaders in the format of "The View"! Star-studded discussion will be led by Hosts: *Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, i.c.stars [...]

Looking for ways to get involved? Check out our Get Engaged page for more information on volunteering!