On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 we learned about the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) decision around canceling its 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), as well as its Ladders for Leaders program. The news devastated our organization and its supporters, as we could not fathom the effect this would have on the young people of New York City who gain access to critical employment opportunities through this resource.
Since 2014, America On Tech (AOT) has had the distinct pleasure of bringing tuition free technology courses to the young people of New York and Los Angeles. These courses provide critical and in-demand technology skills and professional development sessions to 16-24 year old students of color, who are from low to moderate income communities. Not only do our students obtain high quality technology training, they also have opportunities to apply for our paid summer internship program, jobs in our employer partner network and receive exclusive opportunities as part of our alumni engagement portfolio. AOT students are amazing, talented and represent the future of innovation in our country and we cannot express how thankful we are to work with them everyday.
On February 27, 2020, America On Tech (AOT) partnered with NBCUniversal to host a Technology Career Day for STEM Prep Schools and Alliance Marine - Innovation & Technology students. This career day focused on giving the students an insight on technology careers at NBCUniversal. Additionally, the students heard directly from a panel of NBCUniversal technology volunteers, engaged in a speed networking session and participated in the world famous NBCU Studio Tour.
Click the image above to see AOT student, Alvin King, presenting a draft of his class project via Zoom. He is currently developing a website that will help a fictional teacher named Carmen generate random advice using the Advice API.
America On Tech (AOT) coordinates career days for its students at leading companies and organizations to provide students with the necessary industry exposure they need to be successful in degrees and careers in technology. AOT partnered with Capital One to host a technology and finance career day for Computer Science Education Week.
Applications for the Spring 2020 TECH360 program with America On Tech are now open to New York City high school sophomores and juniors. Students can apply directly online by January 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
New York, NY, October 16, 2019 - New York On Tech (NYOT), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare the next generation of technology leaders, announced its name change to America On Tech (AOT), reflecting its growth beyond the New York City market.