Technology Entrepreneurship to Create Change (TECC) Boss is an internship program for Louisville youth and young adults ages 16-21 to explore pathways in tech and fuel their entrepreneurial spirit to become a tech boss and change agent in their communities.
No tech experience required. Sponsored by SummerWorks
Get paid for
real-world tech experience.
Work and learn in a diverse, chill environment.
Build your resume and portfolio.
Support your community.
Learn Tech Skills
Market survey development
Business model canvassing
Sharpen Soft Skills
Technology as a medium for social change
Written and verbal communication
Project management processes
TECC Boss Graduate Opportunities
Contract work / Jobs
Leadership Roles at TECH-Nique
How it Works
Week 1 - Explore your identity and community and select the area of interest to you and leverage it throughout the rest of the weeks to focus your learning experience
Week 2 - Learn how to enhance user experience and user interfaces
Week 3 - Learn how to leverage artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Week 4 - Participate in a leadership project to further support your community challenge.
Weeks 5 & 6 - Dive deeper while creating a solution for your community challenge by selecting game design, app design or web design
Become a Community Change Agent
Every community has issues that need to be addressed and assets to be highlighted. When you leverage data and technology, you can tackle those issues in a meaningful and scientific way.
In the TECC Boss program, you select an issue and community that is personal to you. Then you gather data, brainstorm solutions, and create a technology prototype that will address that issue.
Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible Approach
Interns gain experience going through a complete project management lifecycle from ideation to completion while addressing a challenge in their own community.
In the ideation phase, we encourage interns to consider if their ideas are Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible. This helps them to ensure they final deliverable whether it be a website, an app or a game, supports everyone in their community.
Developing leaders is part of our mission. During our TECC Boss program, each project team nominates a project manager to lead their peers from ideation to completion.
That said, every person on a team plays an important role. We encourage all interns to be their best - Good humans supporting good humans.
Proven success and representation
In 2022, forty-five interns started and completed the TECC Boss program. 93% of the participants were Black & Brown and 15% LGBTQ+.
Projects supported numerous community organizations and causes.