To spark excitement about STEM through the exploration of career pathways, We Connect the Dots is seeking guest speakers for interactive panel sessions with a cohort of underserved youth, ages 18 to 24, participating in the UpSkill Workforce Experience Program. The cohort includes 27 young adults from Long Island, NY, and Atlanta, GA. Students in the cohort are eager-to-learn and enter into the field of technology. Through the sessions, the students are able to engage in learning about career paths and career journeys from guest speakers.
UpSkill Career Pathway Panels will be held as follows:
- Tech Administration: Tuesday, May 31st, 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM. Click here for sample panel questions.
- Project Management: Wednesday, June 8th, 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM. Click here for sample panel questions.
- Cybersecurity: Monday, June 13th, 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM. Click here for sample panel questions.
If interested in serving as a guest speaker, contact Ojas Mehta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE UPSKILL PROGRAM
The UpSkill learning program includes 4 weeks of workforce training followed by 4 weeks of workforce experience, where participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills working in entry level technology administrative roles for local businesses and nonprofits. This year, the UpSkill learning program is taking place in May and September with youth in Nassau County, NY, Suffolk County, NY, and Atlanta, GA. Click here for a flyer. Click here to learn more.
Special thanks to MAX member Chuck Barlow Jr. with SOSSI International for sharing information for this post!