Google Fiber Supports Creative Workforce Development in Austin ISD
Date: 16 July 2018
What: Google Fiber Supports Creative Workforce Development in Austin ISD
Teacher Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
Contact Person: Carl Settles firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph# 512-917-2551
Web Site: www.e4youth.org
AISD Teacher Application Link: http://www.e4youth.org/AustinISD
Google Fiber Supports Creative Workforce Development for Underserved Youth in Austin ISD
Google Fiber is partnering with E4 Youth, a creative workforce development collaborative focused on underserved youth, to provide AISD Career and Technology Education teachers with enrichment clubs, curriculum, career exposure and internships for high school students. Through participation in E4 Youth’s ‘Get Creative’ Enrichment Clubs, students learn employability skills and develop mentor reviewed digital portfolios to aid in college and career opportunities. The most promising students gain access to industry events like South By Southwest, job shadow and internship opportunities with E4 Youth’s ecosystem of creative and technology industry partners.
“Each year, students participating in our clubs have opportunities to build their creative capacity and compete for paid internships with some of the best creative companies in the city. They explore their passions while working on creative projects for iconic brands like Whataburger and Southwest Airlines” said Carl Settles, Founder/Executive Director of E4 Youth. “With Google Fiber on board, we are now poised to provide even more opportunities for underserved creative youth to learn about and pursue careers in the creative economy.”
E4 Youth is now accepting applications from Austin ISD Career and Technology Education teachers interested in establishing ‘Get Creative’ Enrichment Clubs and supplemental services in their classrooms. For more info and to apply, visit http://www.e4youth.org/AustinISD
About E4 Youth
E4 Youth is an 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Austin, TX. It’s mission is to use the arts, sciences and technology to help underserved youth find and pursue pathways to successful careers in the creative economy through hands-on training, active mentorship, and exposure to real-world opportunities.
Entering its tenth year in Austin, Texas, E4 Youth has led more than 2,500 creative and diverse youth through the process of Engagement, Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. E4 Youth’s award-winning programs have been recognized by industry leaders like South By Southwest and featured in international ad campaigns for brands like Microsoft. E4 Youth alumni have earned scholarships at prestigious design schools and have secured paid employment opportunities working to promote premier brands like Southwest Airlines, Whataburger, Capital Metro and YETI. In fact, 90% of the teens that complete the summer job shadow program enroll in college.
E4 Youth’s goal is to continue creating an ecosystem of peers, near-peers and caring professionals that help our creative teens reach their full potential. Through E4 Youth’s Employability CurriculumTM and Get Creative Enrichment Clubs, area youth earn micro-credentials as they learn valuable workplace skills and participate in mentor-led creative projects related to audio video production, journalism, music, design, fashion, social media and emerging technologies such as immersive virtual reality and video game design. The highest-performing teens in E4 Youth’s programs qualify for job shadow, internship and apprenticeship opportunities at Austin-area creative and technology companies.