The Tech Apprentice program was designed to provide Boston Public School (BPS) students work-based learning opportunities within information technology (IT) departments across a diverse array of industries for seven-week, paid summer internships. A robust technology internship program encourages BPS students to pursue IT-related post-secondary degrees. Tech Apprentice has expanded from 25 student placements in the first summer to 123 who were employed in 2012, and the program has placed over 600 students in internships since the program launched in 2006. 98% of graduates attend colleges and 78% are pursuing an IT-related degree.
Vargas, Felicia; Ibrahim, Olu; Sullivan, Neil; and Boisvert, Deborah, "The Tech Apprentice Internship Program: Engaging Youth in IT" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 86.