Technology Summer Work Program

This summer, 21 high school-aged youth from Providence participated in a six-week technology-based summer work opportunity, including intensive workplace readiness training through Goodwill of Southern New England Providence’s campus. For over five decades, Goodwill has provided youth with the unique opportunity to engage in real-life work experience while building their technical proficiency in skills such as interview etiquette and writing a resume. This year the program focused on careers in the computer and information technology industry. The participants learned how to take apart and rebuild computers. The program included a service-learning component in which each team needed to go through the formal process of selecting a non-profit agency to donate the computers. This year’s computers were donated to Amos House, United Way, Salvation Army, The Refugee Dream Center, International House of RI, and Iglesia Pentecostal Monte de Sion. This component taught the students how to use their creativity, time, and talent to directly meet a need in their community.