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TechApprentice is a partnership of: BATEC, TechBoston/Boston Public Schools (BPS), Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) and The BPS Office of Instructional and Information Technology (OIIT)

The Tech Apprentice Program is a seven-week internship opportunity at local companies for technology skilled high school juniors & seniors from Boston and the Metro Boston area. These talented high school students are considering pursuing IT majors in college and they need a work-based experience to focus their efforts and understand the options available to them in the high tech arena. The internship program runs for seven weeks in the summer from July 6th through August 21, 2015. Prior to the program start date, students participate in a mandatory business etiquette orientation. Students are paid $10/hour for 35 hours/week.

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER and want to hire a student, download an internship recruitment form.

If you are an employer who wish to find out more about the TechApprentice program, please see the Program Description Materials.

IF YOU ARE A BOSTON PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, who wants to be considered for this opportunity, you must fill out and submit the Summer 2015 Tech Apprentice Application which can be found online HERE AND e-mail your resume to olu.ibrahim@bostonpic.org. We will begin accepting online applications on February 2, 2015.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, 2015.

If you do not have a resume or need help, you can download a template to use in preparing your resume.

Please also review the Frequently Asked Questions by Students

Since its pilot summer of 2006, over 50 Boston-area companies have participated and over 570 high school students have been successfully placed in challenging IT internships. Tech Apprentices work across a diverse number of industries: financial services, healthcare, non-profit, higher education, media and information technology. Several students worked on desktop support and helpdesk teams; others on web development teams; another talented student created an Apache web service front end with a MySQL backend database. From software programmers to web designers and videographers, hundreds of talented Boston Public School students have spent their summers as Tech Apprentices--contributing their talents and learning new skills that could be very helpful to them in their future endeavors in the IT industry.

Success stories of former Tech Apprentice participants are highlighted in Tech Apprentice Success Stories.

For more information, please contact:

Olu Ibrahim
TechBoston Employer Account Manager
Boston Private Industry Council
Email: olu.ibrahim@bostonpic.org
Phone: 617.488.1328 or 617.799.4264

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