2022 Global AI Challenge - Virtual Alexa Trainers Needed

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This is our third annual AWS Global AI Challenge (taking place virtually on Saturdays) March 19-May 7, 2022. Competing in multinational teams, female and male underrepresented college/university students and entrepreneurs from over different countries (ages 18+) will learn foundational cloud skills leveraging AWS, work to explore global issues and learn to build an innovative solution that addresses one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. This program is not just about learning to build on AWS, it is about learning to work in teams, solve complex problems, cross collaborate, synthesize information, developing leadership skills and most importantly meet new international friends and have fun learning. The program is about upskilling students with foundational 21st century workforce skills.

THIS YEAR WE ARE OFFERING TWO TRAINING - COMPETITION LEVELS:
Level 1: Get Started for Beginner Alexa Builders
Level 2: Get Deeper for Experienced Alexa Developers (Intermediate+)

TIME COMMITMENT
(4 total) Trainers needed for 5 Saturdays to provide training 2-3 hrs each Saturday beginning on March 19, 2022

  • (2) Level 1 Trainers (Beginner)
  • (2) Level 2 Trainers (Intermediate +)

Training Dates/Times:

  • (5) Saturdays Mar 19 - Apr 16, 10:00am - 1:55pm ET | 4:00pm - 7:55pm WAT

Expected Trainer Outcomes/Measurement

Collaborate with We Connect The Dots on Alexa curriculum (Level 2 Training)
Familiarity with AWS Developer Account, AWS, Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Educate, Node.js, Lambda and Amazon Web Services
Live virtual training for up to 100 students (per Level)
All trainers will use our online learning platform Microsoft Teams
Learning support
Guidance on career path/what the future of work looks like
Soft skills for jobs
A complete solution leveraging AWS (service to be determined)

For example: "Philip did not know any of the software applications that we used at the AI Challenge. After the Challenge, Philip can confidently use them now, improved his communication skills, and gained new leadership skills. Philip also has a better idea of the career he is best suited for and interested in pursuing. Philip now has bragging rights to say he has used the most in-demand cloud and AI services to develop an innovative Amazon Alexa Skill."

The most important skill or requirement is the desire to help students learn and motivate them to be successful. You will come away with new skills such as learning the basics of AWS and how to build workforce skills. Our program incorporates a variety of team building activities that support our goal to engage students to work collaboratively. The result is that by volunteering you will benefit from the experience and come away with valuable skills.

The program will be held virtually, on Microsoft Teams. Each volunteer will receive a Microsoft account for the duration of the program along with basic training to follow along with the students.

Once confirmed, we will schedule a brief Trainer welcome and collaboration meeting in mid December (for Level 2 Trainers) and mid January (for Level 1 Trainers). If you can commit to the above schedule and would like to volunteer for the trainer opportunity, please complete the VolunteerMatch submission.

Please include in your volunteer comments:

* What country are you located in? If U.S, what time zone?


To learn more about the program please visit our website at http://edequity.global

Thank you for supporting our global skills initiative!

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About We Connect The Dots

Location:

1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers. Through a collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry, WCTD provides awareness and education of the 21st Century workforce skills, as well as the opportunities available to students embracing STEAM careers. Impacting students at a local, national and global level, our programs create a hunger for learning that empowers students to find their own paths to success.

Description

The skills needed to succeed in todays complicated work environments challenge employers to find the resources with the right skills to be successful. We Connect The Dots will provide the necessary work skills needed for students to build strong careers in STEAM roles. By engaging in a partnership with communities, industry leaders, students and teachers, we will reduce the number of jobs that are filled by students outside the US. Creating a greater awareness to parents and students of the career possibilities and the skills necessary to succeed. Through an accelerated program and project based learning students will gain the experience that matches todays real world careers.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sat Mar 19, 2022 - Sat Apr 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Trainers must be available for the schedule outlined in the description.

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