Metro East Career Pathways
Partner Agency: Metro East Career Pathways
Remote work will assist other partner programs.
Site Supervisor: Carly Voshell, IT Career Pathways Coordinator/Lead Teacher
CTEP Program Description
The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the “digital divide” for new immigrants and low-income communities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. CTEP is a project of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN).
Site History and Mission
Metro East Career Pathways offers no-cost training and services empowering underserved populations to identify, pursue and succeed in rewarding and in-demand careers.
Metro East Career Pathways is a small team that drives the Adult Career Pathways project for the Metro East Adult Education Consortium. This consortium is comprised of eight Adult Basic Education programs that are geographically located throughout the northeast metro region of the Twin Cities, and includes six school district sites, one community based organization and one correctional facility. The three largest sites are Roseville, Harmony and Mounds View. CTEPs will be assigned to one of these sites as their primary role, with remote support given to other sites in the consortium.
Each program has their own unique student population and set of needs, but overall, students in the Metro East Consortium are 79% female, and 60% are non-native English speakers who were born outside the United States.
Preferred Site Schedule for Member
Schedules can vary depending on the availability of the CTEP volunteer and the site placement. Metro East Adult Education program sites are open from 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-4pm Fridays. CTEP member time would be most useful during the week between the times of 9am-6pm.
Specific Site Responsibilities
The role of the CTEP members will be to support the learning and development of participants along their digital literacy journey from the foundational skills of computer and internet basics to Microsoft Office productivity skills to enter the workforce or continue their learning at a post secondary institution. CTEP members will be a critical part of ensuring a participant's success and continuous development throughout the program.
Duties can include supporting technology training programs by assessing and placing individuals into the most appropriate program, supporting MECP staff in tracking student progress, and mastering course materials to better support students. Delivery methods of student support varies between remote and in-person, with individual and small group options.
CTEP activities can include student recruitment and outreach, development of marketing materials, orientation and technical assistance for students, student services and support, curriculum development and delivery and program evaluation.
Currently, much of the work of the Metro East Career Pathways team is done virtually but that will change in the coming year with more in-person learning through Roseville, Mounds View and Harmony Adult Education.
All sites are professional environments, where professionalism is practiced and modeled for all who are served as well as practiced by all internal staff. Individuals who will be most successful in their role will be open to collaboration, enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and have a willingness to learn about all types of technology.
How to Apply
Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on “Apply to Serve” (be sure to search for the “Community Technology Empowerment Project” or “CTEP” when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.298.8918.
We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. Alternative formats of this document are also available.