A+ program

This Is What Community Looks Like

Working together and giving back – that’s what makes the difference in success. Recently, several CompTIA A+ alumni returned to Byte Back. They weren’t looking for recognition or services for themselves but to give back. As our current students prepare for the two challenging A+ certification exams, our alumni found they could be of use. […]

Five Students Attend Their First Tech Conference

Five Byte Back students attended their first ever tech conference. ASAE sponsored the students, featured them, and paired them with mentors at the recent ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. ASAE also gave Byte Back the opportunity to showcase our services and work in the community by donating a booth to us. This was an amazing […]

Quizlet: 6 Steps to Accessing Free Tools for Learning

By Ellen Bredt, Certification Tutor With this free tool, you can use the resources provided by your instructor or you can make an account and begin creating your own self-study aids. Quizlet is one of the handiest sites available for learning things like the commands of the Microsoft Excel Ribbon or the many different types of […]

Zero to 100: Putting Tech Skills to Work

By Christopher Wallace, Development Associate In 2003 Aundre Bethel was working at a warehouse. He wanted to work in IT and was looking for a career change, so he started his search back in his hometown – Washington, DC. The barriers that stood between Aundre and his career in IT would have been overpowering for most. […]

13 Reasons to Believe in Success

It’s official – 13 students who completed the spring 2016 CompTIA A+ Certification Program at Byte Back are now certified. Not only did these students pass the two intensely difficult certification exams, 801 and 802, but they all passed on their first time and with great scores. Congratulations to these 13 smart, hard-working, and always determined students […]

IT Interns Take a Step Toward Their New Careers

3 Students Benefit from First Ever 8-Week Capitol Asset Internship By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Adebayo Olusada, Hugh Elliott, and Paula Smith are the first Byte Back students to intern at Capitol Asset, a program which is helping each of them in their blooming IT careers. Capitol Asset brings in technology donations and takes them […]

Reaching for Tech Right Out of High School

Urban Alliance Connects Recent High School Grad to Byte Back and His Future in IT By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Before he even finished his senior year at Kingsman Academy Public Charter School in DC, Premier Kelly had planned his pathway into IT. He spent time this year learning about and fixing his home computer and at the same […]

Byte Back Saved My Life

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager One year ago, Olivia Byrd was living in her car. She was working as a security guard but faced frequent bouts of unemployment, with little help from the unemployment center. Then a friend said, “If you get this certification, you should never have an issue being unemployed again.” When asked where […]

Celebrating 18 Years!

On November 6, Byte Back donors, volunteers, interns, staff, and other supporters came together to celebrate the organization’s 18th birthday. Thank you so much to all those who came and enjoyed the great company, networking opportunities, and sharing our connection to Byte Back’s work. Some celebrated by playing with some 1997 throwback technology in our photo booth: […]

A Determined Dad

A Daughter, a Determined Dad & a Future in Tech By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate See an update on Behrooz’s story below. Adults rarely go back to school because they have to. They register, show up, and succeed because they are motivated by something, or someone. In Behrooz Bakhtiary’s case, his motivation is his 7-year-old […]