New Franklin County program helps place low-income residents in mid-level technology jobs


In line with the Franklin County commissioners’ aim to reduce poverty in the county, the new Amazon Web Services training program is showing success in moving low-income residents into more sustainable careers in information technology.

The training pipeline, which was started by the National Center for Urban Solutions (NCUS) – an organization focused on providing avenues for self-sufficiency for people affected by poverty – was established in October 2020. As planned, the program has helped low-income residents get opportunities in the higher-wage IT field.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Dispatch.

Written by Earl Hopkins.

Originally published January 25, 2021.

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