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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

  • Visual programming

  • App prototyping/development

  • UI/UX design

  • Digital marketing

  • Data analysis

  • Customer discovery

  • Market survey development

  • Business model canvassing

  • Microsoft PowerApps

  • SQL

  • Web design

Sharpen Soft Skills

  • Collaboration

  • Design-thinking

  • Creative problem-solving

  • Community empowerment

  • Technology as a medium for social change

  • Time management

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Computational thinking

  • 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

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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. 

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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.

Leadership Opportunities

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. 

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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. 

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