Best Buy National Grant Partnerships

Pathways Tech Skills Partner Program

The Pathways Tech Skills Partner Program (available in select locations) provides Teen Tech Center members ages 16-19 with the opportunity to earn money while developing key technical, professional, and life skills. Participants receive personalized coaching and mentorship, while deepening their knowledge of career opportunities in STEAM that they apply to real-world settings via team projects and paid summer internships. 

Program components include:

  • Rigorous programming focused on technical skills training, development, and career exploration for youth ages 16-24. 
  • In-person programming is delivered weekly October through May. 
  • Paid summer internships. 
  • Collaboration and alignment with BBTTC on soft skills components (taught by BBTTC staff but connections should be made with National Partner programs)

To apply:

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) PDF Download
  • Application site open: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 8:00 AM Eastern
  • Open office hours:  See RFP for registration details.
  • Proposal due date:  Proposal must be submitted no later than Monday, April 1, 5:00 PM Eastern.
  • Finalists notified: On or around May 15, 2024
  • Award notification date: On or around Aug. 15, 2024.  
  • Application support:  Use the “Need Support” link on the application login page. 
  • Program contact: 

2023 National Partner Career Pathway Grant Organizations: