All 22 grads are now employees of Soaring Eagle Inc., according to Liz Prodonovich, NewLife's executive director.
To emphasize the school-job connection, the nine new graduates were each presented with their own personal business cards.They will be employed at least through a two-year apprenticeship, she
said Newbold recognized the problem of computer graduates entering the workforce with no actual business experience, when most information technology help-wanted ads specify 'experience required.'
Many graduates will remain on staff longer than two years until Soaring Eagle
reaches a larger operational capacity, she
Newbold said NewLife
and its for-profit partners CMG and Soaring Eagle
employ 44 people, including seven 'from other parts of the country.He
hopes to have 100 people employed by the end of this year and 5,500 three years from now, he
told the graduation audience gathered in an upstairs meeting room at the American Spirit Initiative Building, formerly the AEP building.
said an organization from Kentucky is interested in the NewLife model for social and economic change.