Ready, Set, Connect!

 Tutor and student at RockridgeReady Set Connect tutors at DimondTutor and student at Asian Branch

Are You Ready?

Do you have a passion for technology and an interest in discovering careers in web design, graphic design, online marketing, and social media? Earn a monthly stipend for your commitment and an additional bonus for completing the program.

Learn more about Ready, Set, Connect! today!

The Oakland Public Library and Community Technology Network have partnered for Ready, Set, Connect!, a professional development program designed to help Oakland youth between 16 and 24 years old discover the professional skills necessary for technology-focused careers.

Over eight months, Ready, Set, Connect! participants will learn how to use web design, social media, and graphic design tools, in addition to receiving professional etiquette training, internship opportunities, and mentoring from technology company employees. Ready, Set, Connect participants will practice their dynamic skills while assisting the Oakland Public Library with program outreach and digital tutoring in their computer labs. Upon completing the program, youth will have a website with a portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile.  

Ready, Set, Connect! applicants must:

  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Be 16-24 years old
  • Dedicate up to 4 hours per week to train and gain work experience
  • Be available twice a week between 4pm and 8pm
  • Know how to use a computer and surf the Internet

Youth are especially encouraged to apply if they:

  • Speak Spanish, Chinese, or Russian
  • Have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship
  • Are looking for service learning credit

Upon completing the program, youth will have a website with a portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile.  Ready, Set, Connect! begins in September 2014 and ends in May 2015. 

The Ready, Set, Connect! program for 2014-2015 is currently in session and will end in May 2015. Applications will open again in August 2015. For more information, please contact RSC@ctnbayarea.org, or Andrea Guzman at 510-479-0931.

Check out what we did in 2014! View the Final Report for Ready, Set, Connect!

Program Sponsors

The Oakland Public Library informs, inspires, and delights our diverse community as a resource for information, knowledge, and artistic and literary expression, providing the best in traditional services, new technologies, and innovative programs.

Community Technology Network is a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit dedicated to helping seniors, youth and adults with disabilities acquire the computer and Internet skills vital to achieving economic success.