Capital One and Others Fund Tech Training for Youth
Operation Spark is training local youth and adults for high-tech careers of the future.
“It should be clear as day that the future will be closely tied with computers,” said Kendall Spears, a software engineer for Select Laboratory Software, a North Carolina medical software developer with offices in New Orleans. “I think we have a unique chance to change the landscape for the people of New Orleans and get them jobs that can more than pay their rents.”
Spears is a graduate of Operation Spark, a local organization that presents a fast route for low-opportunity individuals into careers in software development. Upon graduation, participating students, many lacking college degrees, successfully find careers with an average salary of $65,000....