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TechPACT Digest - December 2023 Issue

Welcome to the December edition of TechPACT's Newsletter.

Our mentoring program is an opportunity for you to directly inspire the next generation of technologists. This is an opportunity for technologists to drive monumental change and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive tech landscape. To register your interest, use the template below to send us an email and we will be in touch with the next steps. 

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DEIB Spotlight

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Would you like to act as a volunteer Advisor? Are you hiring intern(s)?

Career Spring is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting first-generation and/or low-income students (FGLI) by providing access to career information and advice, a network of thousands of professional connections, and job placement services. They work with companies nationwide to provide access to emerging FGLI talent, volunteer opportunities, or early career identification programs.  

The CareerSpring FORWARD program aids participants in identifying strengths, exploring career options, and gaining confidence for internships and employment. During the summer, it offers a three-week paid internship to college sophomores or juniors, featuring industry introductions, shadowing, project work, expert presentations, and a concluding capstone presentation. 

Click the button below for more information. 

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Live Our +1 Credo 

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Acceptance and tolerance are created by actively expanding our boundaries of understanding. Add +1 thing to things you do every day- read a book you wouldn't otherwise read, listen to a song you wouldn't otherwise listen to, or sponsor a diverse colleague.

An Agile Mindset

The goal of the listening tour is to assess if your company values match its actions. When words and actions do not match, employees can feel isolated, confused, and disengaged. Interested in this topic? You can help AngelSpeaking to understand trends on how well organization action and words match by filling in the questionnaire below.

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Get Involved

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Build your emerging talent pipeline while giving valuable experience to future technologists with The Industry Scholars Program (ISP). ISP aims to set NYC public school students on a path to a successful career. This program is not just about enriching young minds; it's an investment in the future of tech and the workforce.

Here's what you need to know:  

  • The program will not cost you. The city will cover the scholar's pay, at a rate of $15/hour, and provide them with liability insurance.  

  • The work opportunities can either be physical, remote or hybrid.    

  • The first session will be held from February 5th to March 29th. The deadline for partnership is 22nd December. 

  • The work opportunity should be 80hrs in total, at 10-15hrs a week. 

For more details on how to get involved, please CLICK HERE  (then click, “request interns”) Or email Jennifer Fucci (Grant Associates administrator for the Industry Scholars Program).

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Contact Buffkin / Baker to recruit professional candidates who are experienced to lead your vision. 

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The opportunities to create DEIB are numerous, and the impact of our collective action is endless. Do you have an intriguing idea on DEIB? Share the details with Nicole (nicole.wanjala@techpact.orgto be featured in our newsletter and/or social channels.

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