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P-TECH Program in Search of Mentors in Computer Science Field

Volunteers will communicate with Students Via Online Platform and In Person

 

Allegany County Public Schools’ innovative P-TECH program is in search of mentors to work with students enrolled in the cyber security program. Volunteers do not need to be employed in the cyber security field, but rather in computer science in an effort to connect with students as they progress through the program. There are currently 60 students enrolled in the program in need of mentoring assistance.

 

Now in it’s second year, the Allegany County Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) is a high school and beyond (9-14) model, which combines high school, college, and the world of work. The program’s mission is to provide students with an opportunity that starts in grade nine, continues through high school completion with a high school diploma, and culminates in the attainment of an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Allegany College of Maryland.

 

Mentors will have the opportunity to communicate with students via an online platform, Mentor Place, as well as face to face during a team building field trip. These volunteers will be required to communicate online with students on a monthly basis, or every other month, depending on the number of students they are paired with. The P-TECH Coordinator will post a topic or theme on the platform in an effort to help mentors begin dialogue with students. These conversations will be asynchronous, as mentors will not be required to participate on a certain date or time.

 

The goal of the P-TECH mentoring program is to assist student on their path to completion giving them insights from real world job experiences. Interested volunteers should send their contact information to Melissa Kaye, P-TECH Coordinator, at melissa.kaye@acpsmd.org. Click here for more information on the P-TECH program. 

Published 3/28/19