Second TechEngage Conference – August 11th-15th

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Jumpstart your job search with a week of training!
Our Second conference will be held at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, from August 11th-15th, 2003.
Yes, it’s true, if you are unemployed, have two or more years of high-tech industry experience, and are a resident of the state of North Carolina, you qualify to attend TechEngage conferences.
For just $155 you will receive top-quality technical training worth up to $4000. Some courses include free books and vouchers for certification exams. For more details about our technical courses please click on the courses button below.
In addition to the affordable registration fee, volunteers are to provide 40 or more hours of technical services to a local charity through TechEngage or make a tax-deductible donation of $150 to the TechEngage Foundation.
When you sign up for the conference, you could select the option to purchase a five-day lunch package for $25 or purchase at the conference for $7 a day. The lunch package provides admission to the University Towers lunch hall that is directly across the street from the College of Management.
Cancellation Policy: Written refund requests received prior to Monday, August 4, 2003, will be fully refundable. Cancellations received on or after Monday, August 4, 2003, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee and cancellations received after Wednesday, August 6, 2003, are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the conference.
Our first conference was held at the North Carolina State University College of Management March 10th – 14th. Over 350 unemployed and underemployed high tech professionals from the RTP area attended the first conference. Read testimonials and success stories from the first conference.
To register online press the “Courses” button below to select a course to register– don’t wait too long… the conference is filling up quickly!


The TechEngage formula works!

My husband and I attended the SAS 1 class at TechEngage and as luck would have it, we had just started the six week SAS 2 class taught at Wake Tech. We were excited about having the opportunity to take both classes especially since I had decided that I wanted to become SAS Certified.TechEngage was fabulous; the instructor was excellent! Class time was reinforced by lab time, which made learning the software easy. In addition to providing TechEngage with a top-notch instructor, SAS generously discounted their books 20% if you purchased them at TechEngage. Since I knew I wanted certification, we loaded up on books, making sure we purchased the SAS 2 book among others.
Pursuing certification, I discovered that if I took the exam before the end of March, that I could take it for 50% of the cost. Time was running short! In the span of 19 days, I started and finished TechEngage, studied for the certification exam, and finished the SAS 2 course by working ahead in the book I had purchased. The new concepts were also reinforced in my class at Wake Tech. On March 29th, I took the certification exam and passed it.
But the best news was to come. My instructor at Wake Tech told me about someone who was looking for a SAS programmer with about six months of experience. I contacted her source and sent her my resume. The next day, I got an interview! On April 1st, I interviewed at Quintiles and got the job! I am now contracting for six months at Quintiles, gaining invaluable experience in a Clinical Research Organization. TechEngage helped give me a much-needed boost just when I needed it. The week was incredible: more like a Tech Conference, not a learning Opportunity for the unemployed. It definitely helped get me on the road to my goal. I highly recommend TechEngage!
Gratefully,
Elizabeth C.

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