At the June 1 GCRI session on Skills-Based Volunteerism, Octavia Abell, from the RI Office of Innovation, shared about two skills-based volunteer opportunities for IT professionals that may be of interest to members of your IT staff. For those interested in a short-term opportunity, the Office of Innovation is planning a Computer Science Fair for December. They are looking for sponsors, as well as volunteers to showcase the IT/CS/tech career opportunities at their company, and volunteers to help lead a statewide hour of code.
For those IT professionals open to a more intensive commitment, and the opportunity to have more long-term impact, the CS4RI program will be starting in the fall and they are looking for IT professionals to team teach a computer science course in a public school before the beginning of their work day twice a week.
There are two training dates available this summer:
- July 9th, 9am – 4pm
- July 30th, 9am – 4pm
We will share the details about the Computer Fair once they are finalized.