“Get that education. Get that knowledge. Nobody is going to hand you success, it’s up to you to use that education to achieve it.” This advice comes from Computer Technologies Program graduate Joseph Canada, 47. A former electrician and cosmetologist, Canada now works as a cybersecurity specialist. “I was one of those late bloomers who grew up at the age …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
Union City native Diondre Jordan, 22, came to the Computer Technologies Program after finding himself unsure of what he wanted to major in. “I knew I wanted to do something tech related,” he said. “I didn’t want to sit with ‘undecided’ on my shoulders.” Department of Rehabilitation counselor Himani Tiwari introduced Diondre to CTP, and the rest was history. Diondre …Read More »
By Joshua Yates, CTP Computer Technician Training Graduate Earlier this year I completed my classroom training in CTP’s Computer Technician Training (CTT) program. As part of my training, I had to work with a company for some time in order to get hands on work experience. My externship took place at Eden I&R, a local non-profit that helps connect people …Read More »
By Devin O’Keefe, CTP/PRO Customer Service & Administrative Training Graduate Google opened its doors to students and staff of the Computer Technologies Program on Friday, June 28 for an interviewing workshop at the data giant’s San Francisco offices. The workshop was the result of a collaboration between Google, CTP and fellow nonprofit HandsOn Bay Area. “We try to make it …Read More »
by Susan Farley, CTP PRO Graduate On Thursday, April 25, I attended CTP’s semi-annual Graduation as one of the graduates. The event was held at the Osher Foundation Education Center at the Ed Roberts Campus. Graduates from both the Computer Technician Training and the PRO Customer Service and Administrative Training programs were honored. During the evening ceremony, I was taken …Read More »