Industry: Technology & Telecommunications Partnership: NPower Business Need: Goodwill & Community, Onboarding & Training, Recruiting & Efficiency

Partnering with NPower and their Technology Service Corps program gives Marathon Consulting access to an impressive technology talent pipeline of motivated young professionals with “nontraditional” backgrounds. These young adults exhibit a true passion for technology and Marathon Consulting is able to provide them with the opportunity to prove themselves in the IT consulting field.

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"NPower’s Technology Service Corps program gives Marathon access to motivated new employees who all have more certifications, experience, and knowledge on their first day than a lot of other traditional candidates. They are great employees with a high level of dedication and desire to contribute."
Brian Kingsley, Director of Technical Services
Marathon Consulting

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NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools the opportunity to build tech skills and achieve their potential.

Accelerated and Targeted Training Programs:
NPower’s training programs serve young adults and veterans with curriculum informed by industry leaders and labor market trends. NPower addresses primary barriers that young adult and veteran communities face. Beyond free technical classes, NPower's career training programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, soft skills coaching, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via NPower's professional volunteer network. More than 80% of alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.

Volunteerism is Integral to the Success of their Programs:
NPower's 10,000+ IT industry professional volunteers inspire the next generation of technology professionals by offering their time and knowledge to high school students.

THE CHALLENGE

Like many tech companies in New York City, Marathon Consulting was struggling to find the right talent when most of the resumes they were receiving looked exactly the same. Marathon Consulting also wanted to provide opportunities for young adults just beginning their professional careers in New York’s high-tech industry.

THE SOLUTION

By partnering with NPower and their Technology Service Corps program, Marathon Consulting gains a direct link to an ongoing resource of talented potential employees. Technology Service Corps graduates arrive with an impressive internal drive along with training and basic IT knowledge, reducing the ramp-up time for new engineers, and providing a faster return on investment for Marathon Consulting.

THE OUTCOME

  1. Access to pipeline of skilled talent ready to work immediately
  2. Cost-effective talent acquisition with less training costs and higher return on investment
  3. Increase community impact and fulfill philanthropic goals

 

Source: NPower. Marathon Consulting: Talent Pipeline Solutions. 2014.

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