Opportunities to get involved
There is a range of opportunities to get involved in tech in Milwaukee. Whether you’re looking to help others or further your own ambition, check back regularly for new opportunities.
Help schools close the computer science gap – TEALS volunteers needed for 2019-20. TEALS (a program of Microsoft Philanthropies) helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs. Volunteer CS professionals are paired with classroom teachers looking to make a lasting impact in their students’ lives. Over 125 volunteers are needed to support high schools in southeast Wisconsin for the 2019-20 school year. See a map of schools and apply at the TEALS volunteer site.
Calling prospective employers and students to participate in Wisconsin’s registered apprenticeship program for Data Analysts, Software Developers and IT Service Techs. An alternative to pursuing a traditional degree, the apprenticeship combines work-based learning, workplace mentorship and academics to build the needed skills and certifications for these careers. For more details, visit www.WisconsinApprenticeship.org or check out the MATC or WCTC registered apprenticeship programs.
Seeking volunteers from the tech industry to mentor college students who work with local nonprofits on semester-long IT projects, such as database development, website creation, social media campaigns and more. Contact us if you’re interested in helping aspiring tech professionals, while giving back to the community. Nonprofits also can submit an application for proposed projects.
Want to make a direct impact on the development of a young IT professional? Coach, mentor and help guide future technology careers for participants in i.c.stars Milwaukee, and grow your own leadership while doing it! The program targets young adults in underserved communities who are interested in the technology field. A variety of volunteer activities are available, including one-time coffee chats, reviewing resumes or mock interviews.