YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
Young adulthood is an interesting time: although adolescents lack the authority to change their current situation, they typically have more than enough freedom to seriously damage their future. Whereas there are countless internship opportunities for youth that appear to be “on-the-right” track, the poor decisions of other young adults can prevent them from receiving the opportunities that could potentially turn their life around.
TechnoFro’s Young Professional Outreach (YPO) program is part mentor-ship, part job training. Although specifically designed for undecided or at-risk upperclassmen, the YPO program offers all participants a comprehensive introduction to the many career paths available in the field of Information Technology.
The YPO program entails seasoned IT professionals meeting with students a few times a week to share their skills and experiences working in various technology fields and offer first-hand educational and career guidance to aspiring technologist.
“Iron Sharpen Iron”
Identifying resources is an indispensable skill to possess in any scenario, and even more important in areas where options are limited.
The YPO program pairs student mentors with younger participants in order to encourage community cooperation and provide relatable role models to which they can aspire.
Becoming proficient with professional etiquette starts long before the first interview.
On-site field trips and real-world, work place solution solving gives YPO participants a decisive advantage when entering the corporate world.
Local businesses are often the heart of a community and represent a phenomenal opportunity for students to showcase their work ethic and connect with future employers.
Adult YPO mentors liaise with local businesses to create training and employment opportunities for our students.