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TECH-IN-RESIDENCE CORPS

"We have made significant strides to ensure that the growth of New York City's booming tech ecosystem is fueled by qualified homegrown talent...As part of our administration's plan to spur 100,000 good paying jobs, I recently announced a new goal of doubling the number of computer science graduates from the City University of New York by 2022. Central to achieving this goal is the launch of a new Tech-in-Residence Corps that will bring NYC industry professionals into local colleges to teach in-demand and emerging skills." - Mayor Bill de Blasio
 

TecH-IN-Residence Corps  

Responding to the Mayor's call to deliver a pipeline of quality, local tech talent to NYC employers, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is excited to announce the Tech-in-Residence Corps. This team of NYC industry professionals will equip emerging talent from across the five boroughs with the skills and practices needed to launch and succeed in tech careers. Armed with training and resources, the inaugural cohort of Tech-in-Residence Corps will work with academic partners to develop and deliver a combination of lecture and project-based instruction to computer science students at participating institutions. 

Course Content

Corps members will teach an elective course to rising juniors and seniors studying computer science at a participating institutions. Course content will be suggested by the corps members and solidified in partnership with the participating school. The elective course must help prepare students for entry-level carers, provide students an opportunity to practice newly developed skills and build a portfolio of work to demonstrate competency. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Software Engineering, or Problem-solving Techniques.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

The inaugural cohort of the Corps will be delivered in one of the following formats:

Single Instruction
An industry professional will teach (1) course beginning in the Spring 2018 semester. The topic will be suggested by the professional and solidified in partnership with the participating school. Corps members will 

  • commit up to 20 hours in the Fall for training on classroom management and curriculum development (exact hours TBD)
  • work with faculty to develop new or updated course materials in the Fall
  • teach a course for 1 semester (15 weeks) for 3-4 hours per week, beginning in January 2018

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Team Teaching
A team of industry professionals will collaborate to develop a course and share teaching hours across the semester. The topic will be suggested by the professional and solidified in partnership with the participating school. Corps members will 

  • commit up to 20 hours in the Fall for training on classroom management and curriculum development (exact hours TBD)
  • work with faculty to develop new or updated course materials in the Fall
  • teach part of a course for 1 semester (4-5 lessons each) beginning in January 2018

The interest deadline has ended for the initial corps. Sign-up below to learn about the next recruitment cycle.