Computing to Career Bridge Program strengthens students’ computer science skills while at the same time helping students to explore technology career pathways. The program introduces students to a variety of in-demand occupations in the field of technology including computer programming, software engineering, robotics, 3D printing and app development. Students gain a solid understanding of the inner workings of technology, discover pathways for entering these careers and use their newly acquired skills in the authentic task of creating solutions/products for everyday problems.
TECH CORPS is partnering with MENTOR and the Mentoring Center of Central Ohio to offer this career readiness program sponsored by JPMorgan Chase (JPMC). Students participate in project-based, skills-building workshops alongside trained JPMC Volunteers. The program is specifically designed to complement the work the students will be doing with TECH CORPS. Each young person and mentor will participate in five workshops, that focus on career coaching. Each workshop is designed to build upon the other and highlight the critical skills needed at work.
Students participate in 45 hours of education through TECH CORPS Computing to Career program and then advance to the summer learn and earn program, Student TECH CORPS for 200 hours of education and career readiness training. Successful students will continue on their career pathway to either Per Scholas or Columbus State Community College.