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Re: Technology and Job Training SEs

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  • Pablo Gimenez
    Here are two other organisations that may be of interest: http://www.infoxchange.net.au/ http://www.specialisterne.com/ Pablo Alfredo Gimenez
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 28, 2013
      Here are two other organisations that may be of interest:

      http://www.infoxchange.net.au/

      http://www.specialisterne.com/

      Pablo Alfredo Gimenez

      On 12/02/2013, at 2:30 PM, Rolfe Larson <Rolfe@...> wrote:

      > Here are the responses to the following question from Tina:
      >
      > "Do you know of social enterprises that combine technology and job training? I'm interested in starting one myself and would like to get in touch with people who have done this already."
      >
      > (1) From Jan Cohen
      >
      > Yes, a very successful and proven model is Reliatech, http://www.reliatech.org/
      > Ben Delaney is their CEO.
      >
      > (2) From Daniel Loftus
      >
      > We launched the job training social enterprise Oprima-1 last April. The work-study program employs Latino immigrants in Spanish speaking customer service (call center) positions while they're simultaneously enrolled in integrated English language, computer, and job training classes. You can find information on our website http://www.poderlc.org or feel free to contact me directly.
      >
      > (3) From Cecily Jackson-Zapata
      >
      > California Emerging Technology Fund funds a number of nonprofits that combine technology & job training. Here's a list of their grantees: http://www.cetfund.org/investments/portfolio
      >
      > (4) From Joe DeLoss
      >
      > Check out http://perscholas.org/ and http://www.groundworkgroup.org/ [Editor's note: at the time we prepared this compilation, the latter web site was not responding.]
      >
      > (5) From Filipe Varino
      >
      > Causeway Workcentre in Ottawa may be doing something like that.
      >
      > (6) From Joan Duffell
      >
      > Check out NPower, they do great work in this area.
      >
      > http://www.npower.org
      >
      > Good luck with your idea!
      >
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