We are thrilled to announce our newest cohort of America on Tech (AOT) leaders, the 2021 - 2022 Peer Mentors! This year our twenty one Peer Mentors will be working virtually to support and help lead 8 Tech Flex Leaders cohorts in New York City and 4 Tech Flex Leaders cohorts in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, August 18, 2021, America on Tech (AOT) hosted a Demo Day showcase and competition for students who participated in the 2021 UX Design Bootcamp. The UX Design Bootcamp is a 6-week program that teaches students the fundamentals of User Experience Design. In this course, students completed the entire cycle of user experience design beginning with understanding users and product issues and ending with a market ready, clickable design prototype that they are able to add to their professional portfolio. AOT is grateful to Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Samvid Ventures for sponsoring the program and providing volunteers to work with our students.
On August 13, 2021, America on Tech (AOT) celebrated its first class of virtual interns with a showcase of their summer experiences. Over the last two months, AOT placed 86 students in summer internships throughout an employer network of 55 companies, including Amazon, Blackrock, BNY Mellon, Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Microsoft, to name a few. Of those 86 students, 97% identified as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) and 57% identified as women and/or Gender Non-Conforming.
America On Tech (AOT) is proud to announce the launch of its Regional Advisory Boards in New York City and Los Angeles. Board members represent a diverse collection of technology executives and leaders from some of the world's most recognized corporations and fastest growing companies.
AOT is excited to announce its first ever Product Management Fellowship which will give 11 AOT alums the opportunity to learn about product management in a six week fellowship program that kicked off last week. Through this fellowship, Product Management Fellows will learn fundamentals of the field, have weekly mentorship meetings with product management professionals and, at the conclusion of the program, have a chance to take a Product Management certification exam.
Our first-ever summer 2021 virtual internship program kicked off earlier this month! This summer we have placed 86 students in paid internships with 55 employers in our network 57% of students identify as women or gender non-conforming and 97% of students identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color.
America On Tech Partners with Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Samvid Ventures To Bring User Experience Design Skills to Students This Summer
America On Tech (AOT) is excited to announce that this summer it is partnering with Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Samvid Ventures to bring User Experience (UX) Design skills to 50 NYC high school students this summer.
America On Tech Partners with NBCUniversal and Youth Design Center to Bring Tech Skills to East New York and Brownsville Students this Summer
America On Tech (AOT) is excited to announce that this summer it is partnering with NBCUniversal and Youth Design Center to bring in-demand tech skills to 50 East New York and Brownsville students this summer through 2, three-week camps!
America On Tech (AOT) is excited to announce that this summer it is partnering with Nike to bring in-demand tech skills to 50 East Brooklyn students this summer through 2, three-week camps!
America On Tech (AOT) will be partnering with the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) and DIY Girls to deliver a Virtual Tech Workshop Series this spring for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates. This series will introduce students to various coding and technology topics that can help prepare them to pursue degrees and careers in technology.