With the help of the CCS Management Team, Raminder has kept CCS Global Tech and its divisions on an even keel and moving forward despite all the hurdles the coronavirus has presented. Here’s a look at what Raminder faced, how he navigated the circumstances, and the takeaways that all of us can use going forward.
The ability to understand data, extract relevant information and insights, and present those data in a useful format is essential to weathering this storm. Programs like Power BI and Tableau are designed for this work. However, these programs are simply tools. What counts is who uses them.
Creamy, buttery, and gorgeously green, avocados are a major California crop; 90% of the U.S. crop comes from California. 40% of California’s avocados come from the San Diego area, which is home to CCS Global Tech’s headquarters.
It’s also where our founder, Raminder Singh, lives. An avid gardener and orchardist, Raminder grows an array of fruit trees, including avocado. He usually sends his organically-grown crop to market for commercial consumption.
Not this year.
Whereas most growers looked at this year’s crop as an edible commodity, Raminder saw something different. He saw an opportunity. He decided his avocados had a greater purpose. This year, his avocado harvest would bring people together and support local community organizations. His vision? Give away bags of his organically grown avocados and ask the recipients to donate to local groups supporting Poway’s seniors, youth, and Veterans.
If you’ve spent any time with Raminder or entered the CCS Global Tech environment, you know community involvement is a vital thread weaving its way through Raminder’s life and the company’s corporate culture. The company has strong ties with organizations around the world working to combat poverty, improve education and healthcare, foster skills development, support community welfare, and benefit underprivileged children. The Avocado Day event is an extension of this underlying ethos.
For all those who came to Avocado Day, thank you. It was great to see you. We’ll look for you at our next event. To all the volunteers and local organizations who made the event happen, a big thanks. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated. And to Raminder, a grateful thank you. Without your vision, leadership and avocados, this great day wouldn’t have become a reality.
Interested in learning more about CCS Global Tech? Curious to know more about our community engagement? Visit the About Us and Community Engagement pages.
CCS Global Tech to host avocado giveaway to support local charities Saturday, February 29th in Old Poway Park
POWAY, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2020
CCS Global Tech is hosting an avocado giveaway Saturday, February 29th from 10am to 3pm at Old Poway Park. The public is invited to come by the park, get a bag of locally grown, organic avocados, and help support local charities. The event is free, but donations are requested. Proceeds will go to STAR/PAL, Best Buddies, Classics 4 Kids, us4warriors, Veteran Employment Committee, Junior Deputies Association, and Poway Senior Center.
The avocados are sourced from Raminder Singh, CCS Global Tech’s owner and founder, who grows them in his orchard near Poway. An avid gardener and orchardist, Mr. Singh is delighted to share his harvest with the community and support local nonprofit organizations.
Headquartered in Poway, California, CCS Global Tech is a Certified Minority-Owned company with offices around the world. Specializing in innovative technology-based business solutions, the company also offers tech education programs for upcoming IT professionals and transitioning veterans, continuing education opportunities for individuals and organizations, and legal tech expertise via their Helm360 group.
A company with offices around the world, CCS Global Tech is keenly aware of community connections and actively cultivates diverse community outreach efforts, particularly those targeting poverty, education, healthcare and children’s welfare. The company supports many international nonprofit organizations as well as San Diego Sheriff Department’s Champion Camp and the Poway Titans Boys Lacrosse Team. Both organizations help local youth develop life and leadership skills, as well as fostering a sense of community.
Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year.
Hello CCS Global Tech and Helm360 clients, partners, family, and friends, Amazingly, December is here again. Across the world, this month is a major holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year have our neighborhoods ablaze with lights, holiday music filling the air, and everyone gathering to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a joyous time to count blessings. It’s also a time of reflection, gratitude, and looking forward.
In my seasonal reflection on CCS Global Tech’s journey, I’m pleased to report that it was a particularly big year for this company and the community that comprises it. I’d like to share some of our top highlights so you can celebrate with me! In the spirit of traditional end-of-year lists, here’s a recap of our biggest accomplishments in 2019.
It was a busy and successful year for our Helm360 team. In addition to launching a Managed Services offering for Elite 3E customers and delivering a variety of large projects for customers across the globe, the team successfully kicked off a new ProLaw product partnership with Thomson Reuters for Termi, our AI-based BI chatbot solution for the legal market.
These exciting developments dovetail nicely with our TR Implementation Partner status and our new Data Extraction Service. To support the growing workload, we formed a new Consulting Services Team led by Skye Goodrich, which includes Thomson Reuters-assigned consultants and the Data Engineering group. Finally, the Helm360 team is proud to report that many top-tier law firms attended their first major client event hosted in London this past fall.
We opened a new office in San Isidro, Costa Rica this year. The wonderful team we’ve built there not only helps expand the company’s global presence but also allows us to further deepen our pool of professional IT expertise as well as position ourselves as part of the growing Costa Rican tech economy and community.
The CCS Learning Academy continued to expand its offerings and reach this year. We are now providing technical and non-technical courses to over ten new government accounts, reaching over 250,000 government employees and giving them access to achieve their professional goals. Our CCS Learning Academy is deeply connected with the local communities we serve, and our Veteran Talent and Development Bootcamp is going strong. We have partnered with multiple Veteran community organizations nationwide to build a robust and diverse labor force, enhancing transitioning veterans in bridging the gap from armed service to our clients’ key IT projects. There is even more in store for the Learning Academy team in 2020.
Our Military and Veterans Program made significant strides this year. Most notably was their successful collaboration with Microsoft Software & Systems Academy to launch Veteran Talent Development Cohorts. They also sponsored the Annual Veterans Employment Committee Job & Resource Fair in San Diego, CA. On a day-to-day level, they continued to establish employer partnerships with military non-profits and training vendors as well as increasing their visibility in the community via professional development workshops for transitioning veterans. They also got many of us out of our chairs by encouraging us to participate in the Hire Heroes Run for Heroes 5k race.
Talent Development Program
Our Talent Development Program (TDP) also had a good year, a notable milestone being the initiation of the 100th batch of upcoming IT consultants! The TDP team developed a Student of the Month program to recognize outstanding candidates and worked hard to foster closer relationships with various universities. Due to the efforts of our trainers, the new People Relationship Managers, and other staff, our company rating from consultants has risen significantly!
Finally, our IT consultants continue to do amazing work all over the world, and in 2019 we won several large contracts with the City and County of San Francisco, including major work at the San Francisco International Airport. Our new Government Division signed eleven Master Contract Agreements in the United States this year. The work includes professional IT services, staffing, consulting, and training for the State of Louisiana, Santa Clara County, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the City of Long Beach. Along with establishing other key partnerships, we also launch our Costa Rica support infrastructure for Government recruitment. This team is already on a roll, and they’re just getting started!
I’m happy to say that these successes have also brought new faces to our offices; the CCS family is growing! As we expand, our People Success Team has worked hard to improve our internal processes and keep our corporate culture vibrant, inclusive, and relevant. The Marketing and Communications team led by Arti Shama, our Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation, redesigned and launched our new website and is working to strengthen our digital presence even further.
Looking back at 2019, I feel a great sense of pride and gratitude for all we have accomplished. To all our clients and partners: thank you for choosing to work with us. Using our talents to help you realize your dreams is truly gratifying, and we look forward to doing bigger and better things with you in the future. And to everyone at CCS Global Tech and Helm360: thank you for your dedication, talent, and creativity. You are the heart of this company.
Happy holidays to all, and best wishes for the new year!
We’re pleased to welcome new professionals to the CCS Global Tech and Helm360 family!
Marcella Khoshneviss is interning as a Business Development Coordinator with our Government Division. She holds an MBA from Southern States University and a certificate in Business Communications from the University of California in San Diego. She’ll be using her background in communications, marketing, and sales to further the division’s mission.
Ajit Narasimhan steps into the role of Senior Paralegal Immigration & Legal Support. A versatile and experienced legal professional, he brings a wealth of expertise in corporate and business law as well as the visa and immigration sectors to our knowledge pool. His legal work has been cited by numerous courts, and he’s also a tenured member of the Associated Press. We look forward to harnessing his strong leadership and problem-solving skills and tapping into his legal acumen.
John Neefe (“JR”) is Helm360’s new Conversion Consultant. JR brings a wide-ranging background to the team. His experience encompasses the aviation, transportation, finance, legal, and hospitality sectors. He’s held roles in operations analysis, compliance management, customized application creation, and, of course, data conversion. He comes to us from Thomas Reuters, where he was a Conversion Analyst for Elite 3E software.
Prashant Sharma is returning to Helm360 as a Financial Analyst. He previously worked in the company’s India office as a Management Accountant for around 7 years. Prashant moved to the U.K. in April 2019 to work at the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as the ICSA) in London. Prashant strongly believes in planning, focusing, and achieving goals, and we’re pleased to have him back!
Anbu Thangamuthu is joining both the CCS Global Tech and Helm360 teams as a Sales Director. His 16+ years in the IT industry includes managing various facets of delivery, sales, pre-sales, people management, and client relations. He’s well-versed in data centers, networks, security, end-user computing delivery, and account management, as well as developing sales strategies that leverage infrastructure technologies. A natural collaborator and leader, Anbu is adept at consistently leading multi-cultural and multi-national teams to high achievements.
Wondering where these folks are located? Marcella, Ajit, and Anbu will be working with CCS Global Tech at its headquarters in Poway, CA. JR will be working with the Helm360 team from Florida. Prashant is in Helm360’s primary office in the U.K.
Our training division, PCS Global Tech, is designed to help recent grads and working professionals improve their careers via accelerated learning, including business intelligence. They’re hosting informational webinars every Monday to help potential students learn how to prepare for and enter into this in-demand tech field.
Airing every Monday from 11am to noon (PST), these sessions give an introduction to our company, outline program details, and highlight our unique take on preparing IT professionals for successful BI careers.
We’re pleased to announce we’ve expanded our global footprint. Our new support center in San Isidro, Costa Rica is officially open. Bringing this office online allows us to better serve our South American clients as well as broadening our global presence, forging new partnerships, and accessing more IT talent.
As part of our opening, the Special Economic Zone of Pérez Zeledón (ZEEPZ) team met with Costa Rica’s president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada. The President received our Helm360 Socioeconomic Study, welcomed us to the country, and assured the government’s support.
As with all our locations, our commitment to community goes with us to Costa Rica. We’re thrilled to be actively participating in Costa Rica’s emerging economy and bringing new business to the town of San Isidro. We’ll also be partnering with local community programs and charitable organizations to ensure our contributions have a humanitarian impact as well as economical.
Interested in learning more about CCS Global Tech and its divisions? Contact us.
Congratulations to our community outreach partner, India Vision Foundation. They’re celebrating 25 years of operation. To celebrate, they held a Silver Jubilee celebration on August 31st. We had representatives on hand to join in the festivities. Our CEO, Raminder Singh, was invited as a special guest. Gurinder Singh, the director of our India team, stood in for Raminder and accepted a certificate of appreciation from the Foundation. In return, we presented India Vision Foundation Director, Dr. Kiran Bedi, a token of gratitude.
India Vision Foundation is one of our first community outreach partners. A non-profit, voluntary, NGO, registered as a Trust in India, it strives to improve social skills and provide education and training for India’s under privileged.
This is an organization we’ve come to know and care deeply about. Over the years, our company and team have raised the funds to support 56 children in the program. Our annual fundraising efforts have helped improve the organization’s overall financial health, which has furthered their reach and success. We look forward to more years of collaboration.
Our Helm360 division is pleased to welcome two new team members to their ranks.
Skye Goodrich joins us as Consulting Director. Recognized as a data conversion expert, she brings a wealth of conversion-related experience as well as a background in the finance and government IT sectors. She’ll be focused on building strong legal-focused IT consultant teams, services, and products as well as supplying focused management and support to our North American clients.
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Skye enjoys astronomy, building and playing computer games, and playing guitar.
Omar Azimi is the team’s newest Project Manager. His experience encompasses project management as well as software development. He’ll be helping us further the Helm360 mission to bring smart technology to the legal industry.
Omar recently moved to Biddeford, Maine. In his spare time, he plays sports, plays with his dogs, and spends time with his family.