Boundless Connections Technology Center in Olean is offering a new certificate program geared toward helping young people find focus and develop skills, either for employment or entrepreneurship.
TECH Launch will certify participants, ages 17-25, have basic technology skills including but not limited to the effective use of Microsoft Office programs, email communications, internet searches and online calendars.
Other soft skills developed will include timeliness, goal-setting and tracking and self-assessment.
Participants meet 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The summer session begins July 1, 2019.
TECH Launch members set their own three-month goals and meet one-on-one with a mentor weekly to assess their progress.
They also receive character development training through the Intro to The Virtues Project, an internationally recognized leadership program.
Members use the TECH Connect Tracking System to log and verify their skills. Participants can also post and send their personal report link to employers along with their résumé.
This initiative is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
For more information and to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 376-0099. The program includes membership to the Boundless Connections Technology Center at 160 North Union Street, Olean. Financial assistance and scholarships are available.