The Digital Career Center is a program created by the Vine Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation) to help people who need it get the basic computer training, hardware, and career advisement they need for a better life, in order to better provide for their families, and become self-sufficient. We believe that success for many of these people, many who are heads of a household, lies not in a menial job, but a career.
The DCC staff and volunteers are highly experienced in training and developing local digital industry, and are credited with helping many thousands better their professional careers. They are also among the brightest and most successful people in the North Texas digital marketing and IT industry, and have a proven track record in establishing and running highly successful business non-profit associations. They are passionate about this mission, as they all too have benefited and risen from the opportunities provided by a career in digital.
Our initial program is focused on training women recently released from prison, to help them better transition to becoming self-sufficient, and self-sustaining. We are currently working to expand the program to veterans, people with low income seeking better opportunities, homeless, and heads of household seeking a second chance opportunity to better provide for their families.
We believe that business and employment opportunities have a wide ranging positive impact on families, the local economy, and even helping mental health issues. While we are living in an age of change that can be compared in magnitude to the Industrial Revolution, and the invention of the printing press, many people in North Texas are not aware of the basic opportunities that these changes bring. A very large majority of the people we help do not have the resources to go to college. But there are many opportunities in digital that do not require a degree – only basic skills, and an earnest desire to learn and succeed. We have discovered that simply providing awareness and then education about these opportunities is the first step towards a making a successful transition into a real career, followed by access to hardware, training, and career advisement.
Beyond basic training, there are hundreds of different certifications that can be the actual entry into a real career, and The DCC is charged with increasing awareness and advising of these opportunities at a large scale.
The DCC accepts donations of usable laptops, and distributes to people in the North Texas area to complete basic computer skills training, created and provided by The DCC. The DCC has also created a basic Microsoft Office skills training program, specifically tested and tailored to enable a working proficiency that is highly valuable to a wide range of employable uses.
Our initial program is focused on training people recently released from prison, to help them better transition to becoming self-sufficient, and self-sustaining. We are currently working to expand the program to veterans, people with low income seeking better opportunities, homeless, and heads of household seeking a second chance opportunity to better provide for their families.