TECHNOLOGY IN THE MARGINS

FIND connects young adults with educators and employers specializing in coding and design. This networking and education program gives the youth a foundation that they can build from while gaining valuable real world experience. We call this Technology in the Margins; building on the strengths and creativity of underrepresented youth, creating a community of support while increasing the opportunity for jobs, continued education, certification and entrepreneurship. 

Each young adult will leave the program with knowledge in graphic design and coding that will help them develop a portfolio of work which they can use to further their career/education. In addition, they will receive school credit and an industry-grade laptop on which they will develop a marketable portfolio and showcase their work. 

 

Young Adult CAREER Pathway
PROGRAM TIMELINE

Duration: 2 Years

Next Cohort: August 2019

Location: West Jordan & Price

ON-BOARDING PHASE

January/February of each year, young adults are invited to apply. We interview each applicant to assess their potential and fit for the program. In order to provide access to each individual student, we work to address any barriers they may have from entering the program.

Technology Pathways // Junior Year

We begin the program with a focus on developing technical skills using Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), coding software, financial literacy, project literacy, public speaking, and team building. Students will complete a basic design module in Adobe CC as well as a 12-month success plan.

During this year, the program also focuses on personal and professional development through career exploration, civic engagement, resume & portfolio building, presenting to clients and networking.

Earn and Learn // Senior Year

Once the students gain a firm grasp on their technical skills, we turn our focus to setting goals, getting certified, working with startup incubators and gaining apprenticeships.

Bonus: Field trips!

Students will end this phase of the program with a professional portfolio and final project. Their portfolios will be showcased by the students to industry professionals at an end of year review to demonstrate their proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and Javascript, CSS, HTML. For their final projects, students will propose solutions to real world social justice issues within their communities.

After completing the official FIND program, youth will receive guidance for scholarship application, career placement and startup incubation.

 

West Jordan Location

PRICE LOCATION