Having worked in a diverse array of projects at iCAST, I have found the diverse array of projects to be highly impressive. From micro-lending in Pakistan, textbooks for Tanzania, Green Jobs workforce training, to helping local businesses become more energy efficient, this is the epitome of a can-do attitude. It's an honor to be given the opportunity to contribute to such a wonderful organization.
In the short time I have been working with iCAST I have been extremely impressed with the organization's involvement in so many different social and environmentally responsible initiatives. Constantly looking for innovative ways to address the multitude of issues facing the world today, iCAST is expanding its reach across the globe furthering its mission of creating positive change in communities that need it most.
iCAST has help me in so many ways. They gave me training in Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency, but not only did I take a class with them I have worked with them hands on as an admin assistant. I learned even more with hands on experence. I was able to help others and iCAST meet dead lines and be apart of the team. With gaining the knowledge that I did with iCAST I now have a job where I can use what I have learned with them and help others. Thanks iCAST.
Getting involved with the iCAST team has broadened my horizons, period! I came in to use their computers for job search and ended up with a whole new outlook on life and some great experiences to help make my new vision a reality! I started with the OSHA class and went on to Green Construction, from there I was made part of the iCAST team to help modify a curriculum for a carpentry class. I have been amazed at the warmth and support offered by all the staff in helping individuals meet and beat thier potentials in the wide variety of experience opportunities available here. Their goals and visions are an inspiation to everyone and I see hope in the eyes of clients and staff alike. I couldn't say enough about how much good I see this operation doing when i think of what they are accomplishing with so little. They are a beacon of hope for this community and the Earth.
My first experience with iCAST was through the Denver Green Jobs Initictives, in the Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency and BPI Certification. I was excepted into the internship, inwhich I monitered classses, technical writting, special projects, and a numberous other activities. My leadership skills where very helpful, but my computer needed some improvement. I worked with power point, excel, word, etc., that improved these skills that needed more work. I have had two great role models, in Chris Stone, and Laura McGaughey who have been a blessing in helping me grow confidence and encouragement, along with the rest of the staff. I feel that iCAST has played a vital role in the success of the Denver Green Jobs initctives program, and helping those who are disavantaged, lack self convidence, and feel like they have no place in the marketplace. I beleave that iCAST has so much to give and is a vital part in developing a positive hope in a world of dispare. I still volinteer with the iCast office at denver Green Jobs Initictives, to try to carry on what I have expericenced and give back to those in need of a encouraging role model.
I was first introduced to iCAST through Denver Green Jobs Initiatives. iCAST was doing the Solar training. I was enrolled in this class. During my training the iCAST personel asked the students if they would like to volunteer in the iCAST office. I volunteered, when I first started volunteering I was told I would be doing technical writing. This scared the B-Jesus out of me because my writing skills are not that good. I excel in Math and Science but I've never been known for my writing skills. Through a lot of patience on the iCAST's staff part and a lot of hard work on my part I became a technical writer. Then I became a paid intern. iCAST offers internships to the student at DGJI and it is a confidence builder and helps to build work skills. Being able to say you worked as an intern will help make me more marketable to future employers.
My name is Matt, and I was a volunteer working for iCAST through the University of Colorado in Denver last fall from September through December. Over the course of that Service Learning opportunity, I was quickly made to feel like a part of the team, working with the home office staff. iCAST really does amazing work, particularly in the areas of renewable energy technology and sustainability.
Some of the projects that I was working on included installing a bio-diesel facility in Stratton, CO, refitting a sawmill in Delta, CO to use their own wood waste to dry the lumber, and conducting Energy Efficiency studies throughout the city of Denver, installing new and more efficient improvements to the houses there.
My experience working with iCAST was 100% positive, and I highly recommend it to anyone in the Denver area who is looking to volunteer for a company that is making a difference for people on a daily basis.