Success Centers offers training in the skills that lead to meaningful employment for young people ages 16 to 24. At every step, we meet the various needs of our participants. Participants often engage in New Directions programs while also completing their education at Success Centers.
Code on Point empowers low-income, disconnected, and marginalized youth with the skills and confidence to prepare them for the fourth industrial revolution. Participants enjoy multiple opportunities to earn industry-recognized certifications, build competency in multiple technology subsets, and foster soft skills to help them with an upward professional trajectory.
Once the student completes their 14th week of training, they are expected to create projects and perform services such as a mobile application, website, refurbished computer, or optimized social media for a non-profit agency. On the date of graduation, “demo day,” the youth can expect to present their final projects to an audience comprised of Success Center staff, representatives from training programs across the city, and most importantly, employers from the technology community.
The entire 12 weeks will be dedicated to project-based learning and developing products for local businesses and/or non-profits. We want the youth to amass as many projects as possible to showcase in their portfolio or GitHub. Youth will also be gaining valuable experience in how to manage customer relationships, customer service, service orientation, time management, and a host of other transferrable skills which prepare them for transition into a “Tech Job”. The goal during this phase is to place our youth in an internship, unsubsidized employment opportunity, or a subsidized employment opportunity.
Participants will be placed in a subsidized employment positions comparable to a Web Development Associate, IT Help Desk Support Associate or Junior Social Media Manager for 20 hours per week, earning an entry level wage. During their subsidized employment, participants will be managed by a team of professionals who will guide, develop and tool them in their respective areas of focus.
Young adults receive 400 hours of subsidized on-the-job training at Success Centers as preparation for transition to full-time employment. Our staff provides training, mentorship, and support as participants learn and practice professional skills. Contact Ray LAChaux at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Throughout the year we offer events focusing on the myriad of needs and opportunities for young people seeking employment, including: