Ready, Set, Connect!
The Ready, Set, Connect! program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If you’re interested in getting on the wait list,
please apply here.
Do you have a passion for technology and an interest in discovering careers in web design, graphic design, online marketing, and social media? Earn a laptop for your commitment and an additional cash bonus for completing the program. Monthly transportation support is also available to participants.
Learn more about Ready, Set, Connect! today!
Ready, Set, Connect! is a professional development program designed to help Oakland youth between 16 and 24 years old discover the professional skills necessary for technology-focused careers.
Over eight months, Ready, Set, Connect! participants will learn how to use web design, social media, and graphic design tools, in addition to receiving professional etiquette training, internship opportunities, and mentoring from technology company employees. Upon completing the program, youth will graduate with a web portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile. Ready, Set, Connect! participants practice their dynamic skills while assisting the Oakland Public Library with program outreach and digital tutoring in their computer labs.
Ready, Set, Connect! applicants must:
- Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
- Be 16-24 years old
- Dedicate up to 5 hours per week to train and gain work experience
- Be available twice a week between 4pm and 8pm
- Know how to use a computer and surf the Internet
Youth are especially encouraged to apply if they:
- Speak Spanish, Chinese, or Russian
- Have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship
- Are looking for service learning credit
Upon completing the program, youth will have a website with a portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile.
For more information, please contact Andrea Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 510-479-0931.
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