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Training


In order to equip TechMission Corps Members for their term of service, our staff conducts a Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) covering the following topics:

 

  • Overview of AmeriCorps’ history and values
  • Overview of TechMission’s history and values
  • Overview of the TechMission Corps program
  • AmeriCorps guidelines, benefits, & commitments
  • Member activity requirements
  • Measuring & reporting outcomes
  • Completing timesheets
  • Using technology in youth programs
  • Resources available on the web
  • Online safety for youth
  • Lesson planning
  • Workplace communication & etiquette
  • Cross cultural training

TMC Members also meet monthly with other Members in their city for professional development, leadership training, team building and camaraderie. Topics covered during monthly trainings may include:

  • Assessing youth’s computer knowledge
  • Citizenship training
  • Computer lab trouble shooting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Disciplining youth
  • Financial literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Personality testing
  • Problem solving
  • Resume writing
  • Understanding poverty & social justice issues
  • Using TechMission’s websites and member benefits
  • Volunteer management & recruitment