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Knoxville area Information Technology and Engineering (KITE) Program


The Knoxville area Information Technology and Engineering (KITE) Program focuses on removing barriers facing unemployed or underemployed 17 to 29-year-olds in order to obtain middle- and high-skill jobs in the information technology (IT) and advanced manufacturing (AM) sectors. KITE specifically targets underrepresented populations, including African-American and other minority young adults, in obtaining the industry-recognized credentials and degrees necessary to obtain high-wage, in-demand tech careers in IT and AM. Under KITE, employers and other partners will prepare participants for appropriate education, training, and careers through: (1) targeted outreach and assessment with community partners and the local workforce investment boards (WIB), (2) rapid math improvements and appropriate training options, and (3) work-based learning, such as paid internships.