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Technology internship program open to high school students

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High school students interested in technology will have an opportunity this summer to hone their work skills.

The Technology Association of Georgia has extended its high school summer internship program to include 10 positions open to students in the metro Augusta area with a career interest in computer programming, according to a news release. These projects could include Web and mobile app development, information technology, testing services and application documentation.

The program, offered by TAG’s education collaborative, provides students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers with a “hands-on” work experience at technology companies.

Launched in 2009, the internship program has placed 219 students with Atlanta-based companies.

Applicants are screened for their skills and interests before being partnered with companies. Students will work at least five weeks between June 3 and Aug. 2, and are paid a $1,000 stipend by their host company.

For more information or to apply, contact Michael Robertson at mrobertson@tagonline.org or visit www.tagedonline.org

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resident 05/20/13 - 03:19 pm
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Not really a shortage

There may be some shortage but not much of one. The problem is they want certified and educated people but then want to pay less than the wage would normally be. Sat paying someone with Microsoft certs and Java Web certs only $45K maybe 50K per year but expecting them to remain current..This is why they are short. They do not want to pay the competitive price for a qualified body, instead they are hoping someone would be desperate enough to take it and then work them an unreasonable amount of hours to say 65 or 70 per week and have them be on-call. I have seen this and been in this position. High scoolers is just simply cheap labor to them.

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W7180emf 05/20/13 - 09:24 pm
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Internships

Any opportunity to educate students with real hands on work is welcome. I hope we get more next year!

TAG Greater Augusta Member
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TAG Greater Augusta Member 05/21/13 - 10:21 am
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A positive for Greater Augusta

The TAG Internship program is intended to provide opportunities to promising High School students interested in Technology careers. The program provides the Interns with real world experience, an opportunity to contribute on real projects and give them insight into the Technology space. This and related efforts are small yet significant investments in the future of Technology that TAG Greater Augusta continue to make to increase our opportunities in the future.

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