In the past TechFutures has worked with Ed Fund, Student Rising Above, and currently with Richmond Promise and WCCUSD. With these programs the students attend(ed) workshops which include the completion of various on-line submissions that address the complexities of college application, the financing issues (Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, etc…), and the final review of offer letters and the selection of a post-secondary institution.
TechFutures is working with the district and our business partners to help the students prepare for their careers. They attend workshops to help them with professional resumes, prepare them for the interview process, financial literacy. The have the opportunity to have a mentor to help them with the major decisions our students face during their high school years. TechFutures introduces the students to job shadow field trip, where the students can see what the professional world is about.
Since 2012-2013 the Whittier Educational Foundation has granted two-year college scholarships to deserving ITA graduates. .
- Candidate shows a strong interest in information technology and how it might link to a future College and Career plan.
- Performance in both academic and technical high school courses.
- Shows an enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to continuous self improvement.
- Contributions to the community
ITA graduates have attended the following colleges:
Berkeley City College
Cal Poly Pamona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
Contra Costa College
Diablo Valley College
San Francisco State
United States Military Academy (West Point)
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Washington