DISYS Strengthens Partnership with Chicago-based non-profit, i.c. stars
April 16, 2013
Through hiring, training, and networking, DISYS continues philanthropic relationship with the unique workforce development program
MCLEAN, VA – April 16, 2013— Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a leading global IT staffing and consulting company, supports the education and hiring of top IT talent by deepening its relationship with i.c.stars. The Chicago-based nonprofit offers innovative two-year higher education programs to allow low-income adults to develop advanced technical and leadership skills while obtaining an associate’s degree.
DISYS became involved with i.c.stars in November, 2010, and have since partnered with them, participating regularly in networking events, offering mock interviews to students, and hiring from the pool of talented alumni. Currently, DISYS has two graduates at active clients. As they continue to interact and prepare students, DISYS looks forward to increasing the presence of i.c.stars alumni in their pool of consultants.
Training Program manager, Deborah Cane, states “DISYS has been an integral component of the growth of our program in Chicago. Through their participation, our students have created authentic relationships and honed their skills with industry-experienced recruiters. Both teams view each other as great resources of talent and recruitment. ”
On May 3rd, 2013, i.c. Stars is hosting Capitalize 2013, an event that celebrates the importance of mentoring and the impact of the support local IT leaders. The event brings together over 300 C-level executives and business leaders, i.c. stars alumni, and board members to share experiences, opportunities, and network. The theme of this year’s event is the CIO/CMO strategic relationship and how both marketing and IT can begin sharing ownership of both goals and outcomes.
Jim Goodmiller, DISYS VP of IT Consulting and Staffing, will be introducing the Keynote Speaker for the event, Jack Garland, VP-Marketing Core Processes at Discover Financial Services.
“i.c.stars has made a great contribution to the transformation taking place within the IT community in Chicago. DISYS continues to enjoy our deep and growing relationship with the i.c.stars team as well as the opportunity to interact with thought leaders like Glenn. As i.c.stars continues to expand, we look forward to helping them establish themselves in other markets,” says Goodmiller.
Information on tickets, sponsorship, and donating to i.c.stars can be found at: http://www.icstars.org/capitalize/2013.
DISYS’ philanthropic and community involvement stems back to a large investment and activity effort at the corporate level in the form of a program launched in January, 2011 called DISYS Community Connection. Since the program’s inception, DISYS has donated over $250,000 to hundreds of charities throughout the U.S.
Formed in 1999, i.c.stars is a non-profit organization in Chicago for adults with a high school diploma or GED. Using project-based learning and full-immersion teaching, i.c.stars provides opportunities to develop skills in business and technology. i.c.stars places 93 percent of its qualified graduates in jobs with average annual earnings of $31, 500. Before completing the program, participants typically earn around $10,500. Learn more on the Web at www.icstars.org