The global pandemic has reinforced and refueled the urgency of IT-oLogy’s mission to promote, teach and grow a diverse IT workforce in South Carolina. The nonprofit, currently located at 1301 Gervais Street, has thoughtfully adapted its strategy and services to ensure social distancing and safety for its clients, beneficiaries, donors, staff and stakeholders.
IT-oLogy is actively transitioning from a brick and mortar facility to offering programs, events and services at client sites and through instructor-led virtual learning. With this move, IT-oLogy is perfectly positioned to offer relevant, agile and flexible learning in the new technology economy while expanding its reach to enable more South Carolinians to realize success in high-demand IT careers.
“IT-oLogy is fully committed to the communities in which we work and live. We are forming new partnerships and developing innovative ways to promote diversity in the IT field while helping all South Carolinians re-skill and up-skill to operate successfully in the new normal,” said Tammy Mainwaring, President of IT-oLogy.
IT-oLogy’s is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving all South Carolina citizens. Its mission is to promote, teach and grow future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina faces. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. IT-oLogy launched in 2009 to encourage and equip more citizens to pursue a career in IT. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.