Employer Highlight: Tech Defenders
Many West Michigan employers are finding unique and innovative ways to help other businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Over the next few weeks we’ll share examples of businesses meeting—and helping others to meet—challenges imposed by COVID-19.
Tech Defenders specializes in repairing and repurposing mobile devices for K-12 schools and businesses across the nation. They recently teamed with West Michigan Works! to donate 30 Chromebook laptops to West Michigan Tech Talent, an employer-led industry talent council dedicated to building and sustaining a strong IT workforce in West Michigan.
“This partnership is especially important right now, with millions of families out of work and out of income due to the COVID-19 crisis.” said Allie Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications for Tech Defenders. “Access to technology will ensure hundreds to thousands can remain connected and working this turbulent time.”
The Chromebooks will be used for special projects and programs by West Michigan Tech Talent, including MiCareerLaunch, MiCareerQuest, BitCamp, Hour of Code and Beer City Code.
“West Michigan Tech Talent is grateful to Tech Defenders for this generous donation,” said Anne Pentiak, West Michigan Works! industry council lead. “The addition of 30 laptops could potentially impact hundreds to thousands of West Michigan students each year.”
“Having access to computers and internet is becoming increasingly important. The more exposure kids get to computer science and technology, the more likely they are to become our future workforce,” said Pentiak.
If you are looking for a career with an organization that gives back to their community, Tech Defenders is hiring 15 temporary, flex device specialists. Pay starts at $12.60 an hour. In this role, candidates will gain hands–on experience with device repairs, cleaning and grading. To learn more about the position and apply, visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect.