VisionIT has formed a new program called Project Second Step in partnership with Ford Motor Company. Project Second Step was designed to encourage young men and women of Hispanic origin to choose information technology as an area of study and career path. The program includes financial support for up to 12 credit hours a semester and employment in an IT support role for up to 30 hours a week.
VisionIT has already identified two recipients for inclusion in the program. They are Jose Maldonado of Detroit and Roberto Camarena of Canton. Each student will be attending Wayne State University this Fall and working at Ford Motor Company. Jose and Roberto went through a process that included writing a 300-word essay and face-to-face interviews. They will be expected to maintain passing grades and perform well at their job to stay active in the program.
VisionIT will also provide each student mentoring support which will include an introduction to office/business etiquette and time management, along with quarterly face to face update meetings. VisionIT will use these meetings to make recommendations and provide encouragement to the students in the Project Second Step Program.
“VisionIT’s goal is to provide job opportunities, scholarships, and internships to diversity individuals who historically may not have been exposed to the technology field. We want to impact the Hispanic community by developing more IT professionals which in turn creates more productive citizens.”, stated VisionIT President David Segura.
When the program has been proven, VisionIT will look to add additional deserving students from the Hispanic community.
VisionIT is one of Michigan’s leading technology firms providing IT and Engineering Staffing solutions. VisionIT empowers organizations and provides proven solutions in technology consulting, development and staffing. To learn more about VisionIT visit our website at http://www.visionitinc.com/.