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Common Questions

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Find answers to some of the questions you may have regarding Tendril Tech here. We’ve addressed some of the most common ones below, but if something isn’t clear feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way possible.

What is Tendril's mission?

At Tendril Tech, our mission is to bridge the gap between marginalized and underrepresented individuals and the technology industry. We aim to empower these individuals by providing them with the skills and opportunities they need to embark on a career in tech. By doing so, we not only improve their lives but also enhance the industry as a whole.

Who can benefit from Tendril's programs and services?

Tendril is dedicated to individuals from all walks of life who have a passion for technology but face various social challenges, lack financial means, or lack experience. Our programs are designed to provide a pathway to those who may be trapped in low-paying, exhausting jobs due to a lack of knowledge on how to enter the tech industry.

What kind of programs and services does Tendril Tech offer?

Tendril offers a range of programs and services to support individuals in their journey towards a tech career. These may include:

  • Skills Development: We maintain a library of free self-study resources, training, and educational opportunities to help individuals acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in the tech field.

  • Career Guidance: Tendril offers guidance and mentorship to help participants make informed decisions and navigate the tech industry effectively.

  • Job Placement Assistance: We connect qualified individuals with employment opportunities and assist them in finding meaningful tech-related jobs.

How can I get involved with Tendril?

There are several ways to get involved with Tendril:

  • Volunteer: We welcome volunteers who can contribute their time and expertise to help our participants grow and succeed.

  • Donate: Your financial support can make a significant impact in providing resources and opportunities to those in need.

  • Spread the Word: Help us raise awareness about our mission and the opportunities we provide by sharing information about Tendril in your network and community.

How can I apply for Tendril's programs or services?

To apply for Tendril's programs and services, you can visit our homepage and register there. We have a dedicated team to review applications and assist in the onboarding process.

Is Tendril's assistance limited to a specific geographical area?

Tendril is currently focused on helping individuals in the Portland Oregon area. Tendril works closely with local technology communities and relies on professionals with strong ties to the local technology community. Long term, Tendril aims to reach individuals globally, regardless of their geographical location. Contact us if you are a professional interested in building out Tendril services in another area than Portland.

Is Tendril a free resource?

Yes! Tendril is free and will point you to other free learning opportunities. Lack of financial resources should never be an obstacle for talented people to start a career in technology. 

How can I support Tendril financially?

You can make a donation from our homepage. Your support goes a long way in helping us empower more individuals to enter the tech industry.

How can I contact Tendril for more information?

If you have any questions or need further information, you can reach out to us from our contact page. Our team is readily available to assist and answer any inquiries you may have.

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