There’s a new way for Birmingham high schoolers to learn career skills—here’s how

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INROADS College Links is teaching high school youth career and leadership skills for future careers. Photo via INROADS, Inc.’s Facebook

Birmingham students interested in STEM can improve their skills and talent in a new program expansion. Here’s how INROADS College Links’ expansion is impacting more students in cities across the U.S., including Birmingham.

About the program

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Students can let their STEM talents flourish. Photo via Unsplash

As an initiative of INROADS, Inc., INROADS College Links is a college and career readiness program that exposes high school youth to STEM, career and leadership skills.

This programs offers their students several benefits including:

  • Year-round coaching and mentoring
  • Career exploration and exposure
  • Professional and soft skills development workshops
  • Community service
  • Fast-track to paid INROADS internship opportunities (college level)

INROADS has current markets in metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Washington, D.C, Minneapolis, Dallas, Oakland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando, Newark (NJ) and three new cities—including Birmingham, of course.

The expansion to Birmingham

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The program had a virtual event yesterday September 22nd. Photo via INROADS College Links website

INROADS College Links spoke about its expansion to Houston, Nashville and Birmingham at a virtual event on September 22 at 6PM CST. BBVA USA (now a part of PNC) is leading the expansion to the Magic City. Its involvement focuses on preparing students for success in the financial services industry.

“Emerging talent of color have faced unparalleled obstacles—from COVID-19, to school interruption and economic disparities. Despite these barriers, INROADS is seeing increases in enthusiasm among our youth to prepare now to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

BBVA, ConocoPhillips and Dollar General, have stepped up to provide students in Birmingham, Alabama; Houston, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee, with access to our program designed to meet their desires for leadership development,”

Forest T. Harper, Jr., President/CEO, INROADS, Inc.

We can’t wait to see what this expansion has in store for the students of Birmingham!

Do you want to be a part of this amazing program? You can apply for the 2021-2022 year here.

Has the INROADS College Links program connected you to your dream career? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know.

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