Curious about a career in tech but not sure where to begin? Calling all high school students to check out the High School Tech Immersion Program and apply for the work-integrated learning opportunities running from July 10th – August 18th, 2023.
The techNL High School Tech Immersion Program places grade 10-12 students from across Newfoundland and Labrador in technical and business roles with local technology companies during the summer. Through this program, students are exposed to new skills, networks, and career possibilities with the aim of inspiring youth to complete related post-secondary education and seek employment in the province’s technology sector.
Running July 10 to August 18, 2023, the program has three main elements: on-the-job experience, training, and networking.
On-the-Job experience: Students are matched in teams with local tech and tech-enabled companies (sponsors) to complete projects. While their work will be determined by and specific to their sponsor, generally we expect them to undertake meaningful work appropriate to skill-level, job-shadowing, and generally learning about their sponsor company, the industry, and what a career in tech is really like.
Training: Students receive a significant amount of training through this program including a part-time virtual skills bootcamp, business training, and orientation to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. More details on training specifics will be released in the coming weeks but students can expect to learn an in-demand skill, complete projects, and earn valuable training for future schooling and career exploration.
Networking: techNL will host events for students to learn about the local tech ecosystem and support organizations, meet like-minded individuals, and build connections with local employers.
Whether you are a student who is still considering your post-secondary options or are feeling unsure about what a tech career can look like for you- this program promises to provide you with a unique experience where you will gain insight and build confidence about your future
Employers in this program can expect an impactful summer experience with passionate, inspiring, and eager students who can help you complete real projects, promote your company, meet potential future-hires, and build leadership skills within your organization.
- Increase awareness of the variety of careers within the tech sector.
- Help improve the overall participation and diversity within the tech sector.
- Help students improve technical and business skills and build networks.
- Help companies complete projects, improve processes, and increase efficiency.
- Help companies become more innovative by way of new perspectives and fresh energy.