Over the years, the continuous breakthroughs in technology have allowed the masses to live more conveniently and comfortably. From the production of goods to the enhancement of services, technology’s influence and impact are seen throughout a multitude of sectors, including communication, transportation, healthcare, and education. Moreover, science and technological advancements are frequently used by companies in the expansion and improvement of their operations and helping individuals find a way to navigate fast-paced industries. Among these companies is ITech.
ITech is a non-profit organization focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The company specializes in career placements for recent college graduates and mid-career professionals, guiding them on how to get into the highly competitive tech industry. Ever since ITech’s establishment in 2019, it has assisted over 250 hopeful individuals in getting job placements and mentorship programs in Silicon Valley.
Apart from bridging employers and job seekers, what makes ITech notable is the value they put in education and helping the youth secure a better future. In partnership with some of the largest technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, and TechSoup, ITech has managed to create an e-learning platform that is exclusively designed to teach children over 20 coding languages. Kids ages 8 to 17 can enjoy computer drives, coding, and software camps that the company is hosting. Through this, ITech can help individuals build their portfolios at an early age and aid them in finding a future job.
At the core of ITech is its commitment to creating an avenue for tech enthusiasts, especially people of color, to secure a position in the industry where they can hone their talents and grow professionally. Founder Darrick Johnson shared, “We are here to help any and everyone looking to break into technology. Our goal is to help change the face of technology by providing a space for anyone, no matter their background, to succeed in the tech space.”
What further solidifies ITech’s reputation is the leadership of Darrick “DJ” Johnson, who has eleven years of progressive expertise in business-to-business enterprise. When asked what motivated him to build the brand, Johnson shared how he experienced a thousand rejection emails from every technology company he applied to in Silicon Valley. The experience inspired him to work tirelessly and create something that can help people of color get a chance to have a career they can be proud of. Combining his in-depth knowledge about his profession and excellent communication skills, Johnson is committed to continuing to open up a multitude of opportunities for the community.
As a testament to the company’s excellence, ITech has been chosen by DotCom Magazine to join its annual Impact Company of The Year list for 2022. The event honors entrepreneurs and companies who have made exceptional efforts to create a positive impact on the economy. DotCom Magazine’s CEO, Andy Jacob, said, “ITech are visionaries for the next 100 years. Their commitment to the next generation of programmers, coders, and technologists is incredible.”
In the next several years, Darrick “DJ” Johnson hopes to expand the organization to have more than ten STEM centers across the country. Furthermore, he envisions ITech establishing a solid partnership with major tech companies in Silicon Valley and achieving seven-figure job placements.