Tech901 provides adult IT training in IT Hardware, Networking, and Security. Join us for a class in 2021 , or find out more about IT careers here.
There's no denying that a lot of us had to learn the art of the pivot in 2020.
At Tech901, our mission to provide tech training moved online. We had some challenges, plenty of innovation, and truth be told: a year of successes.
Let's take a look at some of the numbers from last year.
(O)nline learning presented challenges but was vital in allowing us to continue our education during a pandemic.
- B. Bowe, Tech901 Student, IT Security
Tech901 made the transition from in-person courses to virtual sessions early on in the year, allowing us to continue serving the Memphis community safely throughout the pandemic.
With our hybrid classes officially approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), our instructors worked with 430 students throughout 2020 across all six of our courses — Foundations, Networking, Security, IT Project, Web Programming, and Code.
It's obvious that Tech901 cares a-lot about empowering locals to get jobs in tech. - B. Bolden, Tech901 student, Code 1.0
Nothing makes us prouder than when our alumni take their skills to the workforce! We had 43 new jobs to celebrate with an average salary of more than $44K — up from an average $22,000 when they started the program.
Going forward, we see great things for 2021. We're looking forward to getting back into the classroom. We're even working on a brand new course, to be offered in 2022 (more on that later in the year, we promise).
Most importantly, we look forward to serving the up-and-coming IT and Programming professionals of Memphis. If you or someone you know is looking for a 2021 Resolution, a new IT career is a great place to start.