Apply to work in IT next year
The Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program (ITAP) is a paid on-campus position (part-time, 6-10 hrs/wk) during the school year for students interested in paraprofessional experiences in higher education/information technology. This great networking opportunity is open to all students regardless of class year, major or proficiency with technology.
Are you curious about the confluence of technology, teaching, and education? Would you like to work alongside professionals who help enhance classroom and online learning environments? Then you should consider applying to be a part of the New York 6's Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program (ITAP). No experience required. No technological proficiency is required. Only a desire and commitment to learn is necessary.
What is ITAP?
The Educational Technology Groups of the New York 6 Consortium have created ITAP to give students practical, hands-on, paraprofessional educational technology experiences. It's an opportunity to help teachers and students use technology for teaching and learning. With apprentices at each of the NY6 schools, you will collaboratively tackle and learn about incorporating technology into today's classroom and online learning experiences.
What is the New York 6?
The NY6 Liberal Arts Consortium -- consisting of Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University, and Union College -- facilitates collaboration among its member institutions in fulfilling their educational missions and serving the public good. Through the sharing of expertise and resources, the Consortium enhances possibilities for students, faculty, and staff.
What will you do as an apprentice?
- Attend ITAP orientation in late August before the school year begins. You will have the opportunity to meet the other apprentices and the people in charge of the program.
- Monthly workshops to learn about instructional design and instructional technology.
- Attend web seminars with ITAP mentors, apprentices and directors every two weeks.
- Practical teaching experience; assisting professional staff on multimedia projects.
- Interview professionals (faculty or administrators) every month.
- Start and finish a project relating to instructional technology or education. This project is very open and can encompass almost anything you are passionate about.
- Attend weekly meetings with your ITAP mentor(s) to discuss the program.
- Work 6-10 hours a week. Your experience is what you make of it! Hours are not set in stone and, except for the meetings, you can work whenever and wherever you like.
Create an ePortfolio; update and enhance your résumé; complete a substantive digital project that helps your community; achieve a new perspective about and from your professors and the people who help behind the scenes; be better prepared for post-collegiate employment. And perhaps discover that your passion is for education and/or instructional design.