MCSA MENTOR VOLUNTEER

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Utah Refugee Education and Training Center

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PURPOSE
Volunteers will support refugee students in a one-on-one capacity outside of regularly scheduled class time in order to assist with homework and curriculum retention. The MCSA course is a year long course offered at the Refugee Education and Training Center aimed at preparing students to pass the MCSA certification as well as the Security Essentials certification. The material is catered toward those who do not necessarily have a background in IT, but who are dedicated to the content and interested in working toward a career in the IT field.


SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Meet with student weekly (primarily in person, but virtually/online is an option)
  • Help student with their weekly homework assignments and class projects

QUALIFICATIONS
  • IT background
  • Comfortable working with adults
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Adaptability and patience
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Passed background check (free through our office -- we provide you with what you need)

TIME FRAME
  • 1-3 hours per week, depending on the needs of the mentee (day and time will be coordinated to fit mentor and mentee's schedules)
  • Courses last twelve months; the current cohort will finish in July 2019

BENEFITS/SUPPORT PROVIDED
The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about refugees as well as practice skills such as tutoring, public speaking, and presentation. Volunteers will also have the chance to network with other volunteers/professionals in various tech-related fields.


SCOPE
  • The amount of material each student completes
  • Number of students who become certified
  • Number of students who go on to pursue field-related employment opportunities

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About Utah Refugee Education and Training Center

Location:

250 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, US

Mission Statement

The Utah Refugee Education and Training Center is a partnership between Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and the Utah Department of Workforce Services. This partnership facilitates employment training and access to academic achievement -- making a real difference by helping families reach a sustainable wage

Description

As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center is implementing tech-related programs for refugees that will enhance their ability to secure tech-related jobs, e ducational opportunities for refugees and other underrepresented communities in Utah. We leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free training and tech certification pathways for qualified applicants who otherwise would not have access to these opportunities. We target individuals with demonstrated financial need, interest in tech fields, a strong desire for self-improvement and a history of community engagement. Our methodology centers around using info-graphic materials to distil information; facilitated group dialogue; and hands-on projects that nurture the inherent curiosity, self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills of participants.

WHEN

Sat Jul 07, 2018 - Sat Jul 04, 2020

WHERE

250 W 3900 SSalt Lake CitySalt Lake City, UT 84107

(40.68778,-111.89807)
 

SKILLS

  • IT Management
  • Network Administration
  • IT Help Desk
  • IT Consulting
  • Security / Network Administration
  • IT Strategy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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