Virtual Job Shadow Sponsor
Virtual job shadowing is a form of experiential learning designed to give students short, practical experiences in a field of interest. By hosting a student for a day, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a student’s career exploration and decision-making process while having the opportunity to screen for potential future interns, apprentices or new hires. Students get first-hand experience with what it is like to be in a technical professional environment.
Volunteering to lead STEAM demonstrations increases K-12 STEAM literacy and fosters enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, arts and math projects. Volunteers search for a STEM project that they would like to lead through our program partner, express an interest in supporting an activity, then engage with our office online for shipping and demonstrations activities.
Youth “Ask an Expert” Program
This opportunity gives experts the opportunity to work together to solve problems that students and/or parents may have about any phase of a STEAM project. Volunteers check in on a scheduled day once a week via Zoom for 30 minutes to answer questions that match an area of expertise. Volunteers must be able to commit at least 30 minutes each week on a scheduled day and time until the end of May.
Alumni ambassadors engage with prospective students, TCP leadership and, most importantly, fellow students to promote exciting programs designed to connect students with alumni, help students as they begin to start their journey in the Technology Career Program, and celebrate what it means to be a TCP Alumni.
Corporate Champions give talks about their TCP volunteering experience within their company and/or organization and inspire others to get involved. TechBridge provides you with a volunteer deck, talking points and 1 page promotional material to share with departments or individuals.
Success Coach Mentor
Success Coaches have a powerful, positive effect on students in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations. Success coach roles are open to professionals in the IT industry who have at least 3-5 years of professional work experience and can make a long term (9-12 month) commitment to helping students explore career aspirations, goal setting, implementing and evaluating strategies and share wisdom and guidance that results in immersion into the tech ecosystem, personal growth and improved self-esteem.
Speakers/Panelists are professionals and educators who can give high-quality financial education, professional development, tech industry insights or serve as panelists for a wide range of workshops and/or presentations in the Technology Career Program.