National Career Pathway Partner:
Programs play an integral role in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Career Pathways program, delivering industry-relevant and focused curricula. To deliver more accessible and relevant tech skills training, the Career Pathways National Partner program is structured into two tiers:
Tier 1 National Partner Programs components include:
- 3-12 week program. The same program can be delivered multiple times at the same site.
- Project-based learning opportunities.
- No internship requirement
Tier 2 National Partner Programs components include:
- 4-9 month program with one consistent cohort per site.
- Experiential employment opportunities are required (i.e. internships, jobs, apprenticeships, etc.).
2021-2022 National Career Pathways Support Partners:
- Creating IT Futures
- Fresh Films
- Games For Change
- GRAMMY Museum
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation
- PBS Newshour
- Project Invent
- SEED SPOT
Program Changes for 2022
This year’s National Partner Career Pathways Program will be open by invitation only.
National Blue Gives Back:
Partners are national non-profit organizations committed to enhancing the lives of teens through high-quality tech curricula. Curricula should include hands on learning opportunities that lead to skill development and engage teens in experimenting and interacting with the latest technologies to close the digital skills gap.
National organizations will work closely with a number of unique community-based non-profit organizations serving youth in disinvested communities across the country. In partnership with the community-based organizations, national organizations will deliver tech focused programming to youth in each community and create meaningful opportunities for local Best Buy employees to engage as volunteers.
2021-2022 National Blue Gives Back Partners:
Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who viewed, shared, or submitted the application for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. Application for the 2022-2023 program will open in the fall.