“Now it doesn’t matter whether you have one dollar in your bank account or a hundred thousand dollars,” CEO of Array, Eric “ET” Trowbridge said.
“If you have a passion for technology, you want to learn and you want to get your hands dirty, there now is a school in Wyoming that we will pay you to come and learn this stuff.”
Array has been around for almost four years. Their five goals include:
1. Breakdown barriers of entry
2. Build diversity
3. Create more jobs and opportunities
4. Keep learning & work on cool projects
5. Grow partnerships, community & state.
Array partnered with the department of labor to begin their apprenticeship program. The school has potentially three project partners which are Flowstate, Salotto, and Visit Cheyenne. ET mentioned this process has been going on for roughly a year.
“Technology in rural America is incredibly and vastly different than technology in these big urbanized cities,” ET said. “I think we need to start thinking back how we could be vastly different to make it work here.”
Nine positions will open, with the starting wage of $15/hour. The shifts will be Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Applications from the program will open in approximately a month. Array’s website is currently going through re-modeling and is expected to be up and running soon.