Project Description


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!




iOpener Innovation Conference Milwaukee 2019: Inspire to Hire

August 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

i.c.stars |* Milwaukee is very excited to announce our second annual iOpener Innovation Conference – iOpener Innovation Conference 2019: Inspire to Hire! This year’s iOpener Innovation Conference will bring together IT & HR leaders, entrepreneurs, tech service providers, and interns & residents  of i.c.stars |* Milwaukee to explore The Intersection of Technology with HR & Talent [...]

Please join us for a round-table and panel discussion with leaders from American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, Rockwell Automation and i.c.stars.

Capitalize on Wisconsin

June 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT

Join 200 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content, exclusive networking opportunities and facilitated table conversations with CxOs from the Greater Milwaukee area.

HR Roundtable- Strategies for Inclusion: ERGs & More

September 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

Please join us for a round-table and panel discussion with leaders from American Family Insurance, Associated Bank, Rockwell Automation and i.c.stars.

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



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