Backed by UVU’s Excellence & Innovation Initiative Fund
Skillco has been accepted into UVU’s E2I fund. The fund has provided Skillco with student employees that will help further the company's vision.
Various departments throughout UVU are piiloting Skillco.
Student employees will receive school credit and real world experience as we continue to build Skillco.
The E2I funds are designed to produce some of the strongest learning outcomes available to UVU students through project-based learning.
Skillco and the E2I
As Skillco's student employees continue to develop, they use industry standard tools like GitLab, Slack, Trello and the Django framework.
Below are the E2I team members:
Gabriel Darlington - LinkedIn
Application Security Engineer
Shortly after he was born, Gabriel moved with his family to Taipei,Taiwan and eventually Shanghai, China. There he experienced an international upbringing.
After moving back to Utah, he became interested in computers. Currently a 3rd year student at UVU, he is studying IT security.
As cybersecurity club president Gabriel has taught many lectures on protecting computer systems.
Gabriel is excited to use his knowledge to build a company that will benefit many peoples’ lives.
Jordan was born in Utah and lived most of his life in Aurora,
Colorado. He has spent the last five years in Saratoga Springs,
Utah and is now living in Orem as a student at UVU. He hopes to
get a degree in Computer Science and his hobbies include enjoying
the outdoors, hanging out with friends, and creating great things.
Chris Predovich - LinkedIn
Born and raised in Northern California, Chris Predovich developed a love for technology early in life.
He attributes his love and aptitude for computers to his teachers and his mother who advocated for tech early adoption programs within
the school district where she also raised Chris and his three siblings by herself. As a result of the tech programs, Chris enjoyed STEM classes
all throughout his early education. After gaining work experience with companies like Apple and Verizon, Chris's passion for using technology to
solve real world problems led him back to college where he currently studies Information Systems and Technology at Utah Valley University.
Madelyn Rupprecht - LinkedIn
Madelyn Rupprecht is a student at Utah Valley University. She is studying Computer Science and Personal Financial Planning in order to
pursue a career in software development and/or FinTech. Madelyn graduated from Herriman High School in 2022 where she won many awards
including Sterling Scholar - Skills and Technical Sciences and State Winner - Aspirations Women in Computing. She also won the
National Champion title at FBLA Nationals 2022 after taking 1st place in Mobile Application Development. Madelyn currently works 2
jobs at UVU - one of which is a Computer Lab Assistant, and the other a Software Engineer for Skillco through the e2i program. In
her free time, Madelyn loves to read and do karate.