Students like Michael, Jaz and Rebecca are benfitting from a paid internship with a Fortune 500 company and classes in computer applications, computer programming and/or business. Rebecca Esparza is closing the tech divide as a woman of color from Eastside San Jose, as an intern at Facebook.
Year Up and Mission College
Mission College is partnering with the nationally respected Year Up organization, which offers:
- Hands-on training.
- Real world corporate access.
- A six-month internship.
- Support from not only Mission College’s staff, but Year Up staff.
Classes at Mission College combine courses in computer applications, computer science, communication studies, and business.
When I found out I was going to intern at Facebook, it felt unbelievable. I want to give back to my community and recruit more women of color and from other underserved groups to work in the tech industry. I want to close the digital divide. In my classes, I was introduced to coding including Python and HTML. My coursework was hard, but I enjoyed it! The staff and faculty and both Year Up and Mission College provide support, training, and mentorship.
Data Analyst Certificate
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