Spotlight on Fiscal Year 2014 WDI Awardees

Project Name: Pipeline to Technology

Institution:  Medgar Evers College

Project Summary:

This innovative program will integrate exam preparation leading to a High School Equivalency diploma with training in web design, accelerated computer programming instruction, industry-recognized certification, industry internships, and career and college advisement in order to create a pipeline through which women and minorities in central Brooklyn will be able to secure foundational educational credentials, marketable web design experience, nationally recognized certification, and industry-based internships, which will provide hands-on work experience and job referral opportunities in New York City’s technology sector.


Project Name: Serving the Autism Community: Sibling Support and Skills Program

Institution: Queens College

Project Summary:

Children with autism receive social, communication, and leisure skills instruction, and siblings receive support and training to facilitate their relationship with the sibling with autism.  Training and support is provided by undergraduate students so that they can acquire relevant work experience.


Project Name:  Pathways to Careers in Geospatial Technology

Institution:  Bronx Community College

Project Summary: 

The three major activities are to a) design new curriculum in geospatial technology, b) expand existing infrastructure to deliver high quality industrial training in geospatial technology and c) strengthen existing internship opportunities and formulate additional internships with the industry.


Project Name:  Community Interpretation Certificate Job Training

Institution:  City College

Project Summary:

To prepare adult students and members of the City's workforce to qualify for positions as Community Interpreters and Legal/Court Interpreters in order to move unemployed and underemployed people into the city's workforce and prepare them for career growth opportunities.