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TECH | YOUTH | ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LEADERS

CONNECTION FOR TRANSFORMATION

The CVFAC Expo is excited to continue working to advance equity and access in business, entrepreneurship, tech, and the public sector.  Our leadership curriculum aims to introduce underrepresented youth and college students to career opportunities with mentorship, experiential learning, business fundamentals and much much more!

 

With the arrival of Covid-19 we know marginalized populations, populations of color, lower socioeconomic status and/or who lack access to healthcare are disproportionately affected by the virus.  Higher numbers of these populations tend to work in service industries that were marked as essential personnel, thus resulting in more loss and illness among these groups.  SHIPHT serves as an an intentional approach, steeped in equity and access to reduce disparity among these communities. We plan to wrap participants in a comprehensive learning environment to nurture a growth mindset and create unforgettable experiences. SHIPHT aims to be the pivotal “Moment” or series of moments that lead to career transformation and long term goal development for the next generation of game-changers. SHIPHT consist of four key phases: Pitch Camp, The Opportunity Accelerator, experiential learning and continued mentorship.

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Summer Internship Program

June 2021 - August 2021

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education, SHIPHT and the Waterloo Career Center is excited to announce our inaugural Summer Internship Program. Students 16-19 years of age have an opportunity to work for companies in high demand careers, while receiving pay, mentorship and soft skills.
For additional information please contact Megan at megan.holbach@uni.edu 
or Lori at lori.dale@uni.edu

Opportunity & Networking
Kickoff

September 10, 2021

The Career Mentor kickoff serves as a networking,  knowledge sharing, and interdisciplinary environment while providing interaction with diverse mentors and local entrepreneurs. Featuring industry professionals, this event will set the tone for years to come.

Register here.

Mentor and Coaching

October 4 2021 - March 4 2021

Participants attend monthly sessions to  gain knowledge in business finance, marketing, receive hands on experiential learning and mentorship that can directly apply to enhancing a business brand.

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ACTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE LEADERS IN TECH, BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR 
 

SAMPLE FUTURE
WORKSHOPS

 

 Workshop #1  

A Lawyer, a politician, a teacher and a businessman walked into a classroom

Career exploration and leadership programs teach high school students about career possibilities, and offer the soft-skills and workplace experience teens need for the future.  A panel highlighting representation and industry leaders, will introduce youth to opportunities in areas such as medicine, entrepreneurship, law, politics and gaming. 

 Workshop #2  

Branded AF: exploring the intersection of your personal and professional brand

Social media has changed the game on the importance of developing a strong personal brand. Future employers can and will check out your online presence.  Students begin to understand what their personal brand says to the world, yes while they are still in high school. 

 Workshop #3  

Money Me Down!

There is a direct connection between successful entrepreneurship and understanding of money. Students are introduced to concepts of financial literacy as it pertains to business and their everyday life.

SHIPHT X CVFAC EXPO KICK-OFF

Schedule of Events

Day 1

September 10, 2021

Location: the Waterloo Career Center

Time:4pm

Register to attend here

CVFAC Expo

Cedar Valley Fashion Art & Culture Expo

September 11, 2021

Location: Lost Island Waterpark

Time: 4pm

Purchase Tickets here

 

 SPONSORS

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SHIPHT TAKES OFF..

June 2021

Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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