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SerVermont - Black River Innovation Campus, Digital Skilling

Company: Americorps
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SerVermont - Black River Innovation Campus, Digital Skilling

Southern Windsor County Incubator, d.b.a. Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC), is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Springfield, Vermont. BRIC operates a live-work-learn platform that supports local digital talent opportunities, builds a pipeline of digital economy workers, and creates a dynamic business and entrepreneurship ecosystem. BRIC's mission is three-fold: First, to build and support digital economy enterprises through the residential Entrepreneurship Program; second, to steward computer science education, digital skilling, and remote training to prepare students and adults for new economy opportunities; and third, to create an innovation ecosystem with a critical mass of tech companies and remote/co-workers that can sustainably thrive in Springfield's rural setting. In order to achieve its mission and goals, BRIC 1) actively engages with Vermont workforce development agencies to provide digital skills training to underserved and low-income populations; 2) identifies and negotiates pathways to digitally-enabled and remote employment by working with job-seekers and employers, alike; 3) works closely with local and regional school systems and workforce partners to curate meaningful career resources; and 4) produces and curates thought leadership materials to spread awareness of the digital economy ecosystem and to educate job-seekers as they navigate future-of-work resources. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The Digital Skilling & Employment VISTA will support economic opportunity through technical training initiatives & business skills development. The VISTA will develop a program to support digital skilling for low-income workers; connect the new skills of workers to workforce opportunities; assist Vermonters in creating freelance or gig economy opportunities; recruit and manage volunteers; assist in grant writing & fundraising efforts; and conduct community outreach around the value of digital skilling and gig economy programming. The VISTA will collect data to produce SOPs for a sustainable low-income-oriented digital skilling and business skills program, and develop a system for converting digital internship/apprenticeship positions into sustainable freelance and employment opportunities. The VISTA will also create a culture of opportunity to help uplift and empower underserved and economically disadvantaged populations by exposing them to digital economy programming and awareness.

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Training .

Terms :

Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Education , Community and Economic Development , Entrepreneur/Business .

Skills :

Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Conflict Resolution , Youth Development .

Keywords: Americorps, New England , SerVermont - Black River Innovation Campus, Digital Skilling, Other , Springfield, Northeast

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