“People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population...yet, they are far from adequately represented in labourmarkets around the world” (International Labour Organization).
Meanwhile employers struggle to find talent. "There are currently one-million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide".
We bridge extraordinary talent to these opportunities.
To solve this skills gap, and to enable transformative employment opportunities, we are building training academies that provide people with disabilities with certified skills that lead to high paying IT jobs. Our initial prototypes leverage the Cisco Networking Academy program to develop certifiable IT skills that leads to a high paying jobs and careers. The certification the students receive is portable globally.
We leverage the best practices of each Bridge academy program to continually increase our impact and candidate success.
Global Impact...so far:
Access to a large untapped talent pool, positive brand and business impact, and tte opportunity to positively imact the community and the world.
Great first step to an employment opportunity and a meaningful in-demand job, which is the foundation for a great life.
All of Us:
Our opportunity to help deserving people, and transform lives...in the process we will have our own lives enriched.
We get to see transformative impact every day. A recent NPR story said it best "For the people in this population who get to experience employment, it's a chance to prove to themselves and to others that they can contribute value."
Find out about the program as a potential candidate: program locations, requirements and more.
Find out about the program as a potential partner: partnerhship roles, locations, how to contact us and more.