Kim, who earned a bachelor’s of science degree in management in 2013, spent two decades working in administrative roles in financial services and other sectors. Because of her years of hands-on experience and adeptness at multitasking, Kim always seemed to end up performing management-level tasks, yet she continued to find herself stuck in administrative assistant roles, which kept her salary and her spirits low.
“Tech901 is proving to FedEx that Memphis has a strong base of trainable IT talent here in the Mid- South,” Rob Carter, executive vice president, FedEx Information Services, said in a release. “FedEx is pleased to partner with Tech901 and to empower its IT job training platform as part of our Global Citizenship initiative.”
“We’ve had a lot of success in our IT foundations classes recruiting people who are either career changers or entry level,” said Jenny Carmichael, marketing director for Tech901. “The average salary when they come to our classes is $21,000, and upon exiting with a certification, it bumps to $37,000. We’re hoping with the grant money that we can continue the legacy and move forward, allowing more Memphians to increase their wages with better jobs.”