One of the core pillars of our Tech Flex Leaders program is to give our students the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals across different industries and tech centered careers so they are aware of the career options that are available to them. In continuing with this goal we hosted a career day for our Tech Flex Leaders with our long term partner BNY Mellon on March 25, 2021!
Our NYC Tech Flex Leaders and alumni are in the thick of procuring their summer technology internships! In our quest to ensure they feel prepared to succeed, we have continued working with our partners to provide career exposure and professional development opportunities over the last few months.
AOT is excited to announce its first ever Digital Marketing Fellowship which will give 15 of AOT alums the opportunity to learn about digital marketing in a six week fellowship program that kicks off in March 2021. Through this fellowship, Digital Marketing Fellows will learn fundamentals of the field, have weekly mentorship meetings with Digital Marketing professionals and, at the conclusion of the program, have a chance to take a Digital Marketing certification exam.
This fall, America On Tech partnered with Alliance MIT and STEM Prep Schools to provide the Tech Flex Leaders (TFL) program for students.
Evin Floyd Robinson, Co-founder and President of America On Tech, Selected as a 2021 Global Good Fund Fellow
America On Tech's Co-founder and President, Evin Floyd Robinson, was selected this year as a 2021 Global Good Fund Fellow. Evin was 1 of 12 social entrepreneurs selected worldwide.
Jessica Santana, Co-founder & CEO of America On Tech, Selected as a 2021 Boulder Fund Recipient Through Education Leaders of Color
On February 9, 2021, Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) announced our Co-founder and CEO, Jessica Santana, as one of the recipients of its 2021 Boulder Fund grants. Through this fund, America On Tech (AOT) will receive a $100K grant for its work in the Los Angeles region this year.
Jessica was also recently selected for a 2021 Buildies Anywhere Award through Commsor for pushing the future of work and culture forward.
Black and Latinx students are often offered professional development workshops and trainings that are devoid of critical information they will need to navigate their work lives in a society where racism and white supremacy can be found at every level of life. In order to prepare the next generation of technology leaders, we created this programming to equip our Black and Latinx students with the knowledge and language to understand, resist and overcome systems of oppression that they face in higher education and 21st century workplace environments.
America On Tech and NBCUniversal partnered to host a series of fireside chats for AOT’s Los Angeles Tech Flex Leaders this fall. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For these fireside chats, AOT was joined by 4 NBCUniversal professionals who spoke to our LA students about their career journeys and professional insights. In total, 88 Tech Flex Leaders attended the series.
This fall, students in America On Tech’s TECH360 program learned the fundamentals of web design and development from volunteer instructors and software engineers working at technology companies based in NYC. Over the course of 10 weeks, students learned the basics of HTML and CSS, developed their professional skill sets, and explored industry aligned coding tools. For the final project, students were placed in teams of 2-4 and provided a mock business client brief, along with brief lessons about being a technology consultant and pitching / presenting an idea or project. Students developed a website according to a mock small business client brief and each cohort had its own competition to determine a winner. Today we are featuring those winners in our blog!
On December 3, 2020, America On Tech worked with PwC to host our final career day of the fall semester for our Tech Flex Leaders in NYC. During this Career Day, twenty-six Tech Flex Leaders were joined by nineteen PwC professionals for a panel discussion and multiple rounds of speed networking. The panelists came from diverse backgrounds ranging from cybersecurity and intelligent automation to tech audit and systems implementation. PwC is a global network of firms delivering world-class assurance, tax, and consulting services.