A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
IRONBOUND USA can and should be defined by our mission of “Build your skills. Build your brand. Build your future. Everything we do is in support of our mission. We believe that we can make a meaningful difference in many high school students lives by better preparing them for 21st century jobs.
Our goal is to have 10,000 high school students complete our efficient and effective enterprise (jobs) skills programs.
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Ironbound Dot.Org is in the process of being recognized with 501 (c)(3) status
IRONBOUND SISTER WEBSITES
Check out the new pictures from IRONBOUND/TEAL Summer 2015 featuring "The IRONBOUND Wall".
Check out the new and improved IRONBOUND Dot Org website featuring "the power of commonalities".
Where did the IRONBOUND name and logo come from. Look on our logo and our name page.
This is some of what we been up to.
This summer we have improved the I-PASS program to include video interviewing.
Check out or resouce library which has helpful information for your job interviews. For example, what are hiring managers really looking for?
IRONBOUND Dot Org is a contributing and organizing sponsor of "Paint for Pink".
Paint for Pink is an organization that works with street artists to show their support for breast cancer awareness through their artistic talents. We will be working with some of the best Newark street artists to paint for breast cancer awareness. The event will take place on September 26th. More info to come.
IRONBOUND USA was founded by Gary Bloore as a mission driven organization that recognized the critical need to increase worker readiness skills in America’s inner cities. All too often high school graduates were not equipped with some basic professional and social skills that will make them successful in a competitive 21st century workplace. Gary wanted IRONBOUND to be a model for developing student enterprise skills by developing a system and a philosophy that teaches students to look at themselves as brand. Like Nike is a brand, each student is a brand. Everything they do affects their brand….both positively and negatively.
IRONBOUND had to walk the walk not only talk the talk. Gary believed that teaching high school product development skills in a systematic and effective method would help increase the likelihood that these students would be ready for prime time…. a competitive 21st century workplace. In 2012 he was advised to contact Michael Pennella, then the Superintendent of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools (ECVTS), to enlist his support and perhaps an environment for his thinking. In the Spring of 2013 Gary and Mike’s ideas came to life as Gary served as a mentor for 6 Newark Tech students who were to become the first members of what was to be the pioneer enterprise skills programs. (read letter from Dr. Pennella)
Ironbound Education (dot.org) has the responsibility for creating, administering and conducting job skills programs to high school students in urban areas. Our innovative job skills programs have been developed based on entrepreneurial and enterprise skills. Our programs provide skills that are critical for each high school student to possess upon graduation. These skills are more than just business skills, these are life skills that will increase the value of the students in the workplace and in their community.