About the TechLink Program
Techlink is a mentorship and a paid summer fellowship for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the computer science and engineering pathways at four high schools in Oakland. The program targets students of color and girls, who are underrepresented in tech, in an effort to expand the opportunities available to our youth and increase the diversity of the tech industry.
Goals for TechLink Student Participants:
- Complete the Computer Academy or Engineering Pathway and graduate on time.
- Receive support from a TechLink Mentor.
- Come away with a broader understanding of STEM careers available to them.
- Pursue a post-secondary education or career in STEM.
Video: TechLink 2022
Intel Fueled Techlink
Intel’s 5-year investment began in 2015 and brought impactful programming to Oakland Tech High School and McClymonds High School to promote STEM to underrepresented students in the tech industry.
Building on the successes of the 5-year Intel partnership, the TechLink program expands the mentorship and summer fellowship programs across more OUSD high schools.
Learn more about the Program
The TechLink Mentorship program connects high school students with career coaches/mentors one-on-one for 13 weeks to develop their college and career plans while building their network during the school year.
The Summer Fellowship is a paid program that allows students to gain exposure to the corporate environment in tech and build technical skills while participating in a social technical curriculum. Students also participate in a financial literacy curriculum to support them in building their financial management skills.