Year Up Wilmington Trains High School Grads for Careers in IT

Year Up Wilmington offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies.

The inaugural Wilmington class currently has 30 students, who are studying either business or IT. Though a partnership with Peirce College, upon completion students will have earned up to 24 college credits.

As college students; students have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by Peirce, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at Peirce College, Year Up Wilmington provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

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Year Up External Affairs Manager Anan Johnson, said the organization decided to open a Wilmington branch, located in the Community Education Building, because they saw a need for the facility.

“The employer demand is here,” he said. “There are several financial institutions and other partners here. Wilmington is a great city and there are a lot of young adults with a lot of talent, but no sustainable pathway to a career.”

“For the first six months, students learn how to survive in a corporate setting. They also take courses at Peirce College,” Johnson said. “The following six months, students are given internships at the local companies we are partnered with.” Those companies include powerhouses, such as JPMorgan Chase and Discover.

Johnson said the goal of Year Up is for students to either get hired by the companies they intern for or go on to finish college.

Read the full article at Technical.ly Delaware

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