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Future IT Professionals Mentorship Program Io

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

PO Box 292151Columbia, SC 29229 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Future IT Professionals Mentorship is a virtual program designed to mentor high school seniors, college students and other young adults with aspirations in the IT field. All mentoring sessions are free and conducted via Zoom or telephone. Mentors are seasoned IT professionals and must complete background checks in order to serve as mentors. We also have a counselor on staff to counsel and advise mentees on non-IT related needs. This mentorship program is only offered to residents of South Carolina. To begin the mentorship assessment process, interested mentees are required to complete our mentorship form (https://www.ronhowellfoundation.org/mentorshipform).

Description

FITPM mentors provide advice and guidance to young adults with aspirations of becoming IT professionals. Mentors are active listeners and compassionate professionals with who use their knowledge of the IT industry to help guide young adults who are seeking advice on life and their career path in information technology. For mentees who are already in college majoring in an IT related field or are already working as an IT professional, mentors provide constructive advice to help mentees grow and remain encouraged as they matriculate throughout their journey in the IT field.

FITPM mentors must be able to perform the following effectively:
Mentor young adults
Teach or instruct during seasonal IT development group workshops
Share general knowledge about the IT field
Build positive relationships with mentees

FITPM mentors must have the following:
Driver's License
Must be at least 25
Complete background check requested by Foundation
Complete orientation or training provided by Foundation
Experience as an IT professional, preferably an IT manager or supervisor

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