AIM is an innovative not-for-profit organization that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent ecosystem. We do this through our four initiatives: - Futures - provides tech learning experiences and mentoring for youth. - Talent - provides online and in-person career resources to connect people with amazing careers. - Events - provides professional development programs to build in-demand skills. - Ventures - provides inspiration and support services for innovators and entrepreneurs.
AIM's Futures initiative ignites curiosity through tech learning experiences and mentorships for youth. It is in this spirit that in 2016, AIM opened the AIM Brain Exchange, a tech learning space located at 1902 Howard Street in Omaha, NE. Initially intended to serve youth ages 7 - 17, AIM acquired Interface School in early 2017 to expand the learning opportunities offered beyond high school. The addition of Interface School bridges the gap in the tech career pipeline allowing students to have a lifelong experience with technology.
AIM Brain Exchange Goals
Tech Activities for Youth
- Serve 2,000 students in 2017 and 2,500 in 2018.
- Expand offerings to include more course sessions and summer school options.
- Track and funnel 1,000 students into higher technology education by 2020.
- Keep week-long business hours to accommodate more students and add training classes.
- Offer traveling programming that can be brought to students in need.
Tech Training for Adults
- Graduate 150 students in 2017 and 1,000 students by 2020.
- Expand trainings offered to include information security, data science, mobile development,
digital marketing, as well as focusing on our region's highly marketable skills and in-demand
skill sets. This is determined by what employers need most right now.
"As a former music and technology teacher, I'm so excited to see Liberty partner with AIM Brain Exchange to give our students this amazing off-campus opportunity. The outlook is positive and experiences are almost endless." Ilka Oberst, Principal, Liberty Elementary School (AIM Youth Partner School)