The kids lived with their maternal grandparents for six months after their parents died, then moved in as foster children with Kia, Rusan and his mom in January 2019. One day, he saw a post for a 16-week technical training program with a guaranteed seven-week internship. St. Louis is one of just eight cities with the NPower job training program for underserved young adults. The program has provided more than training on IT fundamentals -- it’s also offered mentorship and professional development skills, such as preparing a resume. There have been 338 graduates in the St. Louis region since the program began here in 2017.