OAK BROOK TERRACE, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Custom software development firm, Geneca, is proud to announce that it has been named i.c.stars "Employer of the Year" for 2010. Each year i.c.stars presents this award to the Chicago organization and executive who has been the most innovative in making new opportunities for graduates. The award winner creates new jobs that specifically leverage the spirit, education, and experience of youth.
"We use this award to honor those who use their vision to define the next generation of entry-level IT positions," states i.c.stars President and Co-Founder, Sandee Kastrul. "Out of the 12 companies nominated for the employer of the year, I was proud to see that the alums chose Geneca for their supportive culture and commitment to developing IT leaders. We look forward to our continuing work with the Geneca team on leadership, operations mentorship, employment opportunities and volunteerism."
Geneca has been an active sponsor of i.c.stars since 2004, contributing to the expansion of its scholarship fund and intern placement program as well as providing financial support for sustained growth. Mark Hattas has been a member of i.c.stars' Board of Directors since 2009.
"We are deeply honored by this recognition. Working with i.c.stars to provide opportunity for inner city youth is one of the ways that our business community can help retain talent right here in Chicago," states Geneca CEO, Mark Hattas. "I believe this generation of Millennials will play an important role in rejuvenating our economy."
Formed in 1999, i.c.stars is a non-profit organization in Chicago for adults with a high school diploma or GED. Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, i.c.stars provides opportunities to develop skills in business and technology. Learn more by visiting www.icstars.org.
Chicago-based custom software development firm, Geneca, is best known for Getting Predictable(SM), its groundbreaking work in software requirements definition. Geneca's award-winning workplace culture is based on removing obstacles to success for both clients and employees. Learn more about Getting Predictable and Geneca's other software services at http://www.geneca.com. Visit Geneca's blog at http://www.gettingpredictable.com.