Skill-building Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle in Tech-Training Program NPower

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Students involved with NPower train to hone tech skills for social good, and about 80 percent of them go on to get full-time jobs, making an average of $16.43 per hour according to the nonprofit organization.

Stephon Stephens didn’t think he would get in.

At 21, he was used to applying to jobs and programs that wouldn’t look past some trouble he got into when he was younger. “It’s hard to move forward when you have a piece of paper saying you’re a criminal,” he said.tephon Stephens didn’t think he would get in . . .

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