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Tech901 Academy

Mid-Year Update: Everything You've Been Asking About

  Graduation   New Faces  Course Info 2020  
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computer programming

Darrin's Story: A Mobile Education

Before the era of the smartphone, Darrin Windsor-Cummings, now 37, began his career in telecommunications working with companies like T-Mobile and Verizon, selling trendy flip phones like the Razr.
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Instructors

Meet Catrina Dean, Tech901's Newest Instructor

“Hey, do you remember me?!” Straight from his class with Crosstown's CodeCrew, a young man walks confidently into the Tech901 offices and goes straight for Catrina Dean, shaking hands with her...
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Why Memphis - May 10, 2019

The  Collective: Tech901 Partnership Creates Pathways to Tech Jobs for Young Adults Facing Barriers

Tech901, a nonprofit that offers Memphians affordable training for a variety of information technology jobs, has forged a community partnership offering live-changing opportunities to young people whose prospects of achieving...
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Student Highlight - May 3, 2019

TECH901 WELCOMES THEIR 1000th STUDENT

Brandon King, born and raised in Memphis, didn't know he would be the 1,000th student at Tech901 when he enrolled in his second class. But he did know that getting his CompTIA Network+ Certification was the next step in his...
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Memphis - Mar 12, 2019

Why Memphis?

  Throughout the Greater Memphis area, there are many character traits that are appreciated and cherished by those in the city. From arts and culture to the rhythm and blues, there are many things to love about the 901. With a...
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Press Release - Feb 26, 2019

Tech901’s to Expand IT Job Training in 2019 with Grant from First Tennessee Foundation

Memphis, TN, February 26, 2019 – Tech901 is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the First Tennessee Foundation. This grant will support Tech901’s planned information technology job training expansion in...
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Tech901 - Jan 29, 2019

The Right Fit: Travis’ Tech901 Story

The path to a career in technology hasn’t been a linear one for Travis Windsor-Cummings, an East Memphis husband and father of two young children whose work history includes roles as a restaurant line chef, a wire technician...
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Memphis - Jan 25, 2019

Meet Trey McGinnis, Tech901 Instructor

Meet Trey McGinnis, the newest addition to the Tech901 Instructor dream team. A lifelong Memphian and son of two teachers, it is only natural that the CBU graduate would find himself in the front of a classroom. Trey fostered...
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Memphis - Jan 18, 2019

Tech901 supports the U of M Research Park

Tech901 is excited to be a collaborator at the newly repurposed former library into the U of M, CommuniTech Research Park. If you haven't heard anything about this project, take a moment and familiarize yourself or stop by and...
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Press Release - Dec 13, 2018

FedEx Awards Tech901 with Information Technology Job Training Grant

Entry level jobs with IT Certifications MEMPHIS, Tennessee — For the second year in a row, Tech901 has been awarded a grant from FedEx Corp. (“FedEx”) in support of its information technology (“IT”) job training...
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Tech901 - Oct 17, 2018

MLK 50: Better Jobs - Higher Wages

During the time Martin Luther King, Jr. organized his Civil Rights Movement endeavors, he worked tirelessly towards improving the conditions for African-Americans, females and all minorities in six particular areas: poverty,...
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CompTIA - Sep 27, 2018

IT Project+ Training = Success

You will only find it on the Academy schedule once a year, but IT Project at Tech901 is one of the most versatile offerings. With no pre-requisite required, students from all backgrounds and experiences can take part in an...
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A+ Certification - Sep 5, 2018

August 2018 Graduation

"Anything that chirps, beeps, face times or books, processes data; Anything that scans, prints, snaps, chats, pings or rings belongs to us and we can handle it." (The Technologist Credo, Charles Elliot)
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computer coding - Aug 29, 2018

IMC Taps Tech901 Grads to Develop New Company Portal

Every business today requires cutting edge technology to stay competitive and improve customer satisfaction.  Forward thinking companies are constantly looking at ways to expand their IT base to improve efficiency and further...
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Memphis - Jul 25, 2018

From Construction to Coding

I’ve been in construction project management for about seven years now, after graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2011 and moving to Memphis. However, I didn't feel like my natural skills and abilities were being...
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Instructors - Jul 11, 2018

Instructor Perspective: Aaron Lamey

At Tech901, we are lucky to have amazingly talented instructors preparing the future IT workers in our beloved city of Memphis. A self-described supporter of educators from PreK to Ph.D., our lead instructor, Aaron Lamey,...
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software developers - May 10, 2018

Congratulations, Code 1.0 graduates!

  Friends, family, and fellow students gathered at Tech901 on Tuesday, May 1st for a celebration recognizing our first Code 1.0 graduates of 2018. Fifteen students completed the demanding 14 week course. "Graduating students...
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CompTIA - Apr 9, 2018

Tech901 Success: Meet Patrick Moerman

At Tech901, our mission is to build local tech talent while working with employers to increase the Memphis technology job base. Through our courses, students get the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the IT field.
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Briahna Chambers, Lead Instructor at Tech901: FACES of Memphis

Briahna Chambers, Lead Instructor at Tech901: FACES of MemphisMartha DavisBriahna Chambers is a lead instructor with Tech901 and a total technological rockstar! We were inspired by her talk “Breaking The ‘Class’ Ceiling” at...
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Partners - Mar 29, 2018

Tech901 helps build skilled workforce in Memphis

Tech901 is changing the lives of their students within a matter of months sending them on a whole new career path. Thank you to WMC Action News 5 for this feature. Click here to visit the original article.
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Women in Technology - Mar 23, 2018

From Teacher to Tech Professional

  Kelly Miller applied her engineering degree to her role as a teacher, but felt she could be doing more to contribute to the city. An interest in getting inside the Crosstown Concourse brought her to a Tech901 Info Session. ...
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Tech901 - Feb 13, 2018

TedxMemphis & Tech901

Tech901 Lead Instructor Briahna Chambers took the stage at TedxMemphis 2018 sharing her personal experience overcoming many pre-conceived notions as a woman of color, both in the college sports realm and the technology sector....
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Women in Technology - Jan 29, 2018

The Future of Tech IS Female: Careers in IT

As women of all ages make historical strides in a variety of fields, one particularly lucrative (and extremely fast-growing!) industry continues to suffer from a lack of female and diversity representation: the tech industry....
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IT Foundations - Jan 10, 2018

Hardware Tech: What It Takes & How To Get There

  Deciding what tech path is right for you can open the door to your future! In the global technology sector, IT Hardware remains as a strong and consistent in-demand contender. Hardware Technicians are typically responsible...
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CompTIA - Dec 12, 2017

IT Skills in High Demand

Growth and innovation abound in the technology sector. Recently, the top five most valuable companies in the world announced were all technology companies. Tech even dominates the outlying sectors! CompTIA studies predict that...
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IT Growth, IT Careers, IT Industry - Dec 6, 2017

The Growing Field Of IT Needs YOU!

Quit working dead-end jobs in uncertain fields; instead consider a career in Information Technology, one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.  IT Growth  When you think of IT, what comes to mind? In the past, it may...
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Techies - Nov 15, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  Deck the halls with voice-controlled gadgets! The Tech901 staff has gathered their choice picks for holiday gadgets for the tech-obsessed person on your holiday gift list!
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STEM Careers - Nov 1, 2017

Why Should You Consider a Career in IT

Occupations in the field of computer and information technology will grow by as much 12% between now and 2024, growth that is stronger than the average for all jobs. This increase, strongly associated with advancements in...
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tech jobs - Oct 11, 2017

Which Tech Path Is Right for You?

  When it comes to choosing the right tech path to suit your career goals, it can be challenging figuring out which direction you want to go. But with a better understanding about what is available, coupled with the right ...
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IT Foundations - Sep 11, 2017

Technology is for you

  Employers are looking for talent in every crack and crevice trying to find tech savvy workers up on the latest trends. 
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IT Project - Aug 24, 2017

Why You Should Get Certified in Project Management Today

  Project management is a highly demanded skill in the technology industry and in many other sectors. Getting certified in project management will give you an added advantage in your field, and provide you with additional...
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A+ Certification - Aug 14, 2017

Prepare for your Future in IT: Take IT Foundations

  Employers in today's world often want to see more than just a diploma on a resumé. Job applications often list years of experience as a requirement next to or in place of a college degree. And in the computer and IT world,...
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IT Foundations - Aug 3, 2017

Why Tech? A Career in Technology

  In today's society, technology is the heartbeat of America. The days of pen to paper business operations are basically non-existent. With the growth of technology, the demand for employees with technological training is at...
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Memphis - Jul 17, 2017

Tech 901 Joins the National Apprenticeship System

  On January 30, 2017, Tech 901 was certified under the US Department of Labor as a registered apprenticeship program. This certification, a mark of industry excellence, is a proud achievement to our IT training courses.
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IT Hardware Tech - Jul 10, 2017

Try The Hardware Tech Track

  Tech901's Computer Hardware Technician Program for young adults and High School graduates.  This 10 week program will use the CompTIA Fundamentals+ computer hardware and software curriculum, work skills and hands-on training...
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ICYMI: Blog Post Round-Up

From becoming an authorized Pearson Vue testing center to announcing a new test voucher scholarship opportunity, w e have been VERY busy over the past few months at Tech901. Don't worry, if you missed something along the...
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learn to code - Jun 26, 2017

Coding, Take the Tech901 route!

  If you're looking to learn how to code, or maybe you already know a decent amount of what coding is but are seeking to expand in the field - you should apply for Tech901's Code 1.0 Introduction to Computer Science class and...
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networking - Jun 19, 2017

Want to know more about IT Networking? Look no further!

    Interested in IT Networking, but know little to nothing about it? A career revolving around this type of job may seem like trying to reach the stars but with the correct amount of knowledge, inspiration, and motivation...
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Tech901 Academy - Jun 12, 2017

Three Major IT Certifications that could land you a new job - Apply for Tech901!

Three Major IT Certifications that could land you a new job
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Tech901 Academy - May 8, 2017

TECH901 JOINS PEARSON VUE NETWORK TO OFFER ACCESSIBLE AND SECURE CERTIFICATION TESTING

  Pearson VUE’s advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to...
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Tech901 Academy - May 5, 2017

TECH901 HONORED AS CHARITY SPOTLIGHT AT CITYCURRENT SIGNATURE BREAKFAST HOSTED BY SERVICEMASTER

  Memphis, TN – May 5, 2017 – Tech901 was honored as the Charity Spotlight Company at the cityCURRENT signature breakfast series on Friday, May 5, 2017. Hosted by ServiceMaster, the breakfast brought together hundreds of...
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computer science course - May 1, 2017

Tech901 Expands Scholarships for Certification Test Vouchers through Significant Corporate Investments

  Memphis, TN – May 1, 2017 Tech901 announced a new multi-year certification test voucher scholarship program funded by recent FedEx Corporation and Regions Bank Foundation grants. The scholarships significantly expand the...
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Tech901 Academy - Apr 13, 2017

IT Skills Tech Companies Want

  In the evolving wild world of technology, it can be a little overwhelming to keep up with the skills employers are looking for in a job candidate. Well, guess what? We did all of the hard work for you! Look no further...
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Memphis - Mar 15, 2017

Tech901 Launches The Code 1.0 Program To Train Entry-Level Developers

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Memphis - Mar 14, 2017

Tech901 Launches The Code 1.0 Program To Train Entry-Level Software Developers

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software developers - Mar 1, 2017

It’s never too late to learn to code

Guest Blog Post by Robert Fortenberry  Don’t like your job? Want a great career? It’s never too late or too early to learn to code! And there has never been a better time to start a career in computer programming than now!...
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Tech901 Academy - Jan 30, 2017

Student Highlight: Connor Dawkins

  Meet Connor Dawkins, student in our Fall II course and CompTIA A+ certified student, eager to learn more about Information Technology. Serving as an Infantry and Combat Engineer in the United States Marine Corps, Connor has...
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Student Highlight - Dec 1, 2016

Student Highlight: Forrest Wortham

  At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. As we close out 2016, we have one afternoon course with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater...
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CompTIA - Nov 16, 2016

She Started It

  On October 25th, the Tennessee screening tour of SHE STARTED IT kicked off in Memphis. Geeked Memphis organized the screening at Malco’s Studio on the Square. The SHE STARTED IT Impact Screening Tour strives to reveal the...
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CompTIA - Nov 3, 2016

Student Highlight: Venezia White-Giddings

  At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. As we close out 2016, we have one afternoon course with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater...
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STEM Careers - Oct 12, 2016

Women in Tech: Marina O'Rourke

Even in 2016, women are underrepresented in the field of technology. Studies show that young girls who have interest in STEM in their early education tend to lose confidence and abandon math and hard sciences as they age....
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Student Highlight - Sep 21, 2016

Student Highlight: Joshua Mitchell

  At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. This Fall, we will have three A+ classes full of students working towards their...
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Student Highlight - Sep 14, 2016

Student Highlight: Jean Blanc

At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. This Fall, we will have three A+ classes full of students working towards their...
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Tech901 Academy - Sep 9, 2016

Certified: Tecia Marshall

  Over the span of Tech901's IT foundations course this summer at the FedEx Institute of Technology, Tecia Marshall learned the ins and outs of Information Technology and obtained her CompTIA A+ certification.  
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Student Highlight - Sep 7, 2016

Student Highlight: Sharonda Walker

At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. This Fall, we will have three A+ classes full of students working towards their...
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Tech901 Academy - Aug 31, 2016

Meet Tech901 Lead Instructor, Briahna Chambers

  Beginning September 19th, Tech901 will once again partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis for our second Computing Foundations course. Once again, the course will be taught by Briahna Chambers, the lead...
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certified - Aug 29, 2016

Certified: Luther Smith

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CompTIA - Aug 24, 2016

Student Highlight: Daniel Tacker

  At Tech901, we love getting to know our students on a personal level and we want to share their unique stories with our readers. This Fall, we will have three A+ classes full of students working towards their...
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CompTIA - Jul 26, 2016

Student Highlight: Monica Miller

  Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our certification courses at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Tech901 is excited to shine some light on one student weekly. Enjoy! A...
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Student Highlight - Jul 20, 2016

Student Highlight: Preston Leach

We will highlight a student weekly from our Network+ certification course at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.  Tech901 is excited to shine some light on our awesome students. Be sure to subscribe...
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Boys and Girls Club - Jul 13, 2016

Student Highlight: Dalton Hendrix

Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our certification courses at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Tech901 is excited to shine some light on one student weekly. Enjoy!
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Memphis - Jul 8, 2016

Tech901 Job Fair: Summer 2016

 At the end of our first summer session, Tech901 hosted a resume review and job fair for our students at the University of Memphis' FedEx Institute of Technology. At Tech901, one of our goals is preparing students with the...
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CompTIA - Jul 6, 2016

Student Highlight: Andrea Powell

Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our CompTIA A+ certification course at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Our class is comprised of forty-eight tech-driven individuals who...
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Memphis - Jun 28, 2016

Student Highlight: Juliette and Tammy Sneed

 Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our CompTIA A+ certification course at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.  Our class is comprised of forty-eight tech-driven individuals...
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Memphis - Jun 23, 2016

Mid-South IEC Offers Earn-While-You-Learn Voice-Data-Video Apprenticeship

Challenging work, fair compensation, job security – if you had the opportunity to gain all three without the expense and debt most people encounter on a traditional college path, would you take it?
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Student Highlight - Jun 23, 2016

Student Highlight: Jonathan Hampton

Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our CompTIA A+ certification course at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.  Our class is comprised of forty-eight tech-driven individuals who...
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STEM Careers - Jun 20, 2016

Companies Pledge to Train Military Veterans and Spouses in Tech and More

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CompTIA - Jun 15, 2016

Student Highlight: Jenice Shea

Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our CompTIA A+ certification course at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.  Our class is comprised of forty-eight tech-driven individuals who...
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Student Highlight - Jun 8, 2016

Student Highlight: Tecia Marshall

Over the summer, we will highlight a student weekly from our CompTIA A+ certification course at the University of Memphis.  Our class is comprised of forty-eight tech-driven individuals who are eager to learn, and Tech901 is...
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Tech901 Academy - Jun 3, 2016

Tech901 Launches Summer Courses

Tech901 teams up with the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis to offer our first CompTIA A+ course of the summer at the University of Memphis.  Forty-eight students at varying stages in life will boot up...
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Memphis - May 23, 2016

Celebrate What's Right in Memphis: Our Growth, Our Soul, Our New Memphis

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Tech901 Academy - May 19, 2016

Tech901 Graduates First Pilot Class

Tech901’s inaugural Computing Foundations course at theBoys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis wrapped up recently, and we are so proud of our students’ accomplishments! Each of these young men and women dedicated 8 hours every...
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STEM Careers - May 5, 2016

Young Professionals Summit Brings Together Passionate Memphis Millennials to Address the City’s Challenges Head On

Mayor Luttrell’s Young Professionals Council hosted a recent summit to unite young professionals in the city surrounding topics like city planning, education and regional job growth. Summit speakers Tom Jones of Smart City...
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CompTIA - May 2, 2016

Tech901 is now a Training Partner to CompTIA and Cisco Systems

Toward its goal of offering a comprehensive tech training curriculum for Memphians, Tech901 is partnering with two key industry leaders: CompTIA and Cisco.
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Memphis - May 2, 2016

Tech is Discovering Memphis!

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CompTIA - May 2, 2016

Tech901 and the FedEx Institute of Technology offer tuition-free industry certifications Summer 2016

Tech901 President Robert Montague with David Rudd, President of the University of Memphis
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Memphis - May 2, 2016

When it Comes to Memphis Technology and Trained Workers, Demand Far Outstrips Supply

Tech901 is hearing a consistent message from Memphis-area employers: tech-trained workers are in very high demand here in the River City.
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STEM Education - Feb 18, 2016

Online Resources to Learn Code

Learning how to code is easier than you think, especially with these Tech901 approved online resources:
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Memphis - Feb 9, 2016

Electronic Responsible Recyclers (ER2) Opens 69,000 Square-Foot E-waste Recycling Center in Memphis

ER2 Electronic Responsible Recyclers, an e-waste recycling operation headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, is investing $1.8 million to open a 69,000 square-foot electronics (e-waste) recycling facility in downtown Memphis, bringing 65...
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Cook Systems - Jan 28, 2016

Memphians Find Local High-Tech Careers Through FastTrack’D

Yolanda Thompson will be the first to admit that her decision to become a software developer in Memphis was the result of a meandering career path.  “My degree was in Sports Management, focusing on sports marketing,” she says....
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Memphis - Jan 14, 2016

Technology Happens in Memphis—How one company is crushing the standard for tech entrepreneurship in the Mid-South

Equating Memphis with emerging technological innovation might seem odd at first. In a city that’s best known for its arts, musical heritage, and world-famous BBQ, the potential for being the next Silicon Valley doesn’t...
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Cook Systems - Dec 13, 2015

A Career in Software Development Might Be Closer Than You Think

Are you smart and good at creative problem solving?
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Uncategorized - Dec 11, 2015

Holiday Gift-giving Guide For the Techies on Your List

$50 and under GoldieBlox Toys goldieblox.com
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CompTIA - Nov 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Predicts an Optimistic Tech Job Outlook By 2020

Many high school students across the country are at the crossroads of career choice, deciding right now whether to apply for colleges or move directly into the workforce. But the question of “what do I want to do?” isn’t an easy...
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Memphis - Nov 23, 2015

Memphis Among Top Cities for Best Places to Launch a Start-up

Locals have known it for a while, but now the national press is catching on – there’s more to Memphis, Tennessee than Elvis and barbeque.  In fact, there’s a lot more, especially if you’re thinking of starting a business.
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Boys and Girls Club - Nov 14, 2015

Boys & Girls Club of Memphis Hosts Free Classes for High School Students to Get Started in an IT Career

Memphis-area young adults have been given a rare opportunity this November to get a head start in a career field with one of the highest projected growth rates by 2020 – the tech industry.   The classes will lead to CompTIA A+...
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Memphis - Nov 4, 2015

The MidSouth’s Tech Resurgence: Tech Camp Provides Networking and Professional Development for Local Tech Enthusiasts

There’s a decided resurgence of all things tech in Memphis and part of that revival is Tech Camp, a one-­day event held annually in October that offers educational and networking opportunities for technology users at all levels....
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Boys and Girls Club - Nov 2, 2015

Why Not Memphis? Tech901 Plans to Build a New Memphis Economy Through Technology

Robert Montague and Steve Denegri are serious about helping to build a new Memphis economy. So serious, in fact, that the pair has recently launched a non-profit called Tech901 to make that vision a reality.
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