Who we are
ImpactTek is a 501(c)(3) non-profit IT job training organization that helps underserved communities with gainful employment in the tech sector through practical training. ImpactTek was formed to drastically reduce poverty in the DC Metro Area and, as IT professionals, to give back to the community. We are firm believers in the old saying: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our stated mission is: To empower underserved communities by providing information technology training and opening employment opportunities in the tech sector.
ImpactTek offers hands-on practical training in cybersecurity, cloud, IT support, data analytics, programming, career coaching, internship and job placement programs to low-income communities. ImpactTek is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia or SCHEV and is an AWS Academy Accredited Educator and CompTIA Authorized Partner.
We are also a training partner for Re-Employ Virginians and Eligible Training Provider for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WIOA program can assist eligible adults and dislocated workers with employment and training services. To further advance our cause, we have joined non-profit initiatives like Microsoft for Nonprofits, Grow with Google, and Splunk Pledge.
We provide hands-on training in three phases; training, internship and career coaching and job placement.
Training: We implement a hands-on and hybrid in-person and online teaching model. Students learn in-person 2 days a week for 6 hours and then are directed to log into our CompTIA Certmaster Learn or AWS Academy Learning Management System(LMS). The LMS is to supplement the in-person class. Students will be instructed to complete reading, hands-on labs and watch training videos through the LMS system. The training lasts between 12 to 24 weeks depending on the program.
Internship: We partner with local companies to give our students opportunity to work in IT. These companies have data technician, computer technician, IT help desk, AWS and cybersecurity analyst internship positions. While in the internship program, students will work with a career coach on building soft skills and interview preparation.
Job Placement: Our experienced career coach along with our business partners will help students find IT jobs.
Our instructors have an average of 20 years IT experience and are certified in technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Cisco, Microsoft, cyber security and Splunk, a SIEM platform.