WS Academy of IT Seeks Internship Opportunitiesby Jeffrey Ross
The West Seneca Academy of IT (AOIT) is seeking internship opportunities students who participate in the AOIT program in high school. The WS AOIT program is a member of the National Academy Foundation, a unique partnership forged between the school district, community leaders, and the private and non profit sector in WNY. The objective of each academy is to prepare a talented and motivated pool of West Seneca high school students for positions in the finance and technology industries after high school or college graduation.
The West Seneca Academies were recently recognized by the National Academy Foundation with the Aldo Papone Award. This cash award recognizes the top ten programs within the National Academy Foundation Network.
The ideal internship provides a supervisor who guides the student through the work experience and relates the task performed to the role of IT in an organization. Our interns expect to be challenged, to think, and to solve problems by utilizing skills learned in their courses. Enhancing their work experience by allowing them to attend seminars, meetings, and company events can also be part of their experience.
Academy student's internships are a win/win situation for both students and the company. This is a generation that has intuitive knowledge of computers as well as being trained in technology with emphasis on ethical issues related to technology in the workplace. By supporting one or more interns, your company/organization is not only helping to foster the professional growth of tomorrow's workforce, you are gaining motivated temporary staff and receiving local and national recognition for your efforts.