TechBoston - Year Up

SIM Boston 2016 EMag

30 Outreach Activities Year Up This organization was our first Outreach partner. Year Up is a one-year intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend, and corporate apprenticeship. We began by helping Year Up get connected to our members and their organizations and later by providing help in various ways. Today, the Boston Chapter provides the Don Brown Memorial Scholarship so a student may attend the program as well as providing portfolios to all students as they head off to their internships. A student in each class that demonstrates leadership is awarded with an iPad for their good work. The Chapter, working with local colleges, provides Year Up students with a day on campus with programs aimed at improving job skills. Members also ‘step up’ by being mentors to students and speaking at Friday luncheons in the Year Up classrooms. Other members provide opportunities for Year Up students to work as interns in their organizations with most eventually being hired by the company. In every interaction our members come away feeling rewarded for taking the time to help our first Outreach Partner. Check it out at www.yearup.org or contact Koby Rotstein, Director, Corporate Partnerships & Internships, Year Up, krotstein@yearup.org, 617.542.1533 ext 1033 Year Up is proud to partner with SIM and grateful for their leadership and support in helping to close the Opportunity Divide in our country. SIM BOSTON • www.simboston.org TechBoston Recruiting, developing and retraining IT talent in the region is a top issue for SIM Boston, TechBoston is focused on developing the industry’s talent pool early – beginning in high school. A program of the Boston Public Schools’, TechBoston supports advanced technology courses in the school district. Tech Boston leverages their partnership with SIM Boston to network with companies that are interested in hiring talented high school students through the Tech Apprentice program. Thanks to grants from SIM Boston and Microsoft, Tech- Boston is leading the way in Internet Safety education. TechBoston trains high school students to be Cyber Mentors who are deployed in schools and the community to educate young children and teens how to be safe online. TechBoston students designed eye-catching marketing materials featuring Boston Public Schools’ Cyber Super Heroes. The list of companies that are hosting Tech Apprentices this year include: Goodwin Proctor, Boston Public Library, Boston Center for Youth & Families, Boston Properties, City of Boston IT Department, John Hancock Financial Services, Neighborhood Health Plan, One Untied Bank, Boston College, Boston Public Schools, Red Sox, Manpower, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts, NESN, MBCR, State Street Corporation, TERC, University of UMass Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Vertex, Deloitte, Fidelity and TechBoston. Contact: Josh Bruno - Josh.Bruno@bostonpic.org, phone 617.488.1327 TechBoston, Boston Public Schools: www.techboston.org


SIM Boston 2016 EMag
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