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Kansas City Volunteer Spotlight: David Williams

2024-05-14T14:41:35-05:00May 14th, 2024|Kansas City|

David Williams, you were, without question, a guest whose words of wisdom have had staying power. Several of our interns have revisited the things you shared with them, most notably your stellar advice about the importance of mentorship! We are so thankful that you shared your time and journey with our interns in the studio!

ABC9KC: Chiefs legend Will Shields working to create more opportunities in tech for at-risk young adults

2024-01-02T17:03:17-06:00July 27th, 2023|Kansas City, National, workforce|

Cheifs legend WIll Shields working to create more opportunities in tech for at-risk young adults – Alan Shope

A former Kansas City Chiefs player is working to create more opportunities for at-risk teens.

Years removed from being a legend on the field, Will Shields is still leading the way and protecting those who need it.

“We actually find tech talent where tech talent isn’t usually found,” Shields said.

The Former Chiefs lineman Will Shields is starting a new nonprofit called I.C.Stars in Kansas City. The goal is to find those great minds that may not have the opportunity to succeed in a tech field and give them one.

“There are over 1 million jobs that are available in the tech industry, and right now is a country we’re sort of behind.” The lineman said

FOX4KC: Chiefs Hall of Famer helps open new tech education center in Kansas City

2024-01-02T14:52:24-06:00July 27th, 2023|Kansas City, National|

Chiefs Hall of Famer helps open new tech education center in Kansas City by: Kerri Stowell, Makenzie Koch

Shields and Kansas City leaders hosted a ribbon cutting at the new office Thursday morning. It’s located inside the former Harzfeld’s building at 11th and Main streets.

The nonprofit i.c.stars is a tech-based, education and career development program for young people. It focuses on helping high school graduates with leadership training and building a solid foundation of technical training.

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2020 in review: 6 of our most read pieces

2021-01-04T10:10:15-06:00December 22nd, 2020|National|

As Covid-19 affected our personal and working lives, 2020 was a year of unimaginable change. Microsoft on the Issues covered topics including cybersecurity,

digital skills accessibility and more, and the pandemic influenced many of the stories we brought you.As we say goodbye to 2020, here’s a look at some of this

year’s most read stories, from the Puget Sound region and beyond. This is a look at i.c.stars, a rigorous, tech-focused program that provides young adults from low-

income communities with the tools to develop the technical and leadership skills needed for a career in technology, a field that continues to lack diversity and be in

high demand.

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