Student Based Enterprise

What is Lumity’s Student Based Enterprise?

Lumity’s Student Based Enterprise (SBE) is a STEM-focused job training program for students between the ages of 16 and 24 who are enrolled in Chicago Public Schools or community colleges. The objective of the program is to give hands-on real world experiences to teens and young adults to build technical, business/entrepreneur, and teamwork skills and to prepare them for employment.

SBE is a year-long, hands-on job training program for 40 teens and young adults teaching how to:

  • Conduct Technology Needs Assessment
  • Build websites
  • Work on teams
  • Present to small and large groups
  • Launch and run a small business
  • Obtain and retain a job

You’ll get resume building experiences and hands-on training to conduct technology assessments, build websites, work in teams, and enhance presentation skills- all skills you need to get good paying jobs.

 

How does it work?

There are two stages to the SBE:

  • Phase I: Technical Training- Begins on Sat, Oct. 7, 2017 for 30 Saturdays through June. We will meet from 9 am to 1 pm at Lumity, 55 W. Van Buren St., 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60605.
  • Phase II: for participants that successfully complete Phase I, you’ll get a paid summer internship for seven weeks for approx. 25 hours a week beginning July.

Students fill out the application to the right. Application deadline is Sept. 22.

If you’re 17 or younger at the beginning or the program, parental permission must be obtained.
and are interviewed mirroring a traditional employment application process.

Teams get supervision from instructors and volunteer coaches and all work is conducted by student interns.

What will students learn?

 

Oct 2017 – Aug 2018

Oct 2018 – Aug 2019

Technical Skills

§ Tech Assessments

§ Infrastructure: hardware (workstations,
servers, printers/copiers, mobile devices), OS, basic networking

§ Merchant Tools

§ Basic Security

§ Marketing

§ CRM use/development

§ Website design and installation

§ Graphic design

§ Content writing for businesses

§ Tech Assessments

§ Infrastructure: hardware (workstations,
servers, printers/copiers, mobile devices), OS, basic networking

§ Possible MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate
Certification

§ Possible ITIL Certification

§ Merchant Tools

§ Basic Security

§ Marketing

§ CRM use/development

§ Website design and maintenance

§ Graphic design

§ Content writing for businesses

§ Basic Agile project management

Business Skills

§ Basic Entrepreneurship

§ Create business plan, name & brand

§ Understand standard business tools

§ Cost, revenue and profit

§ Client service and agreements

§ Social Media Marketing

§ Presentation and pitching Skills

§ Accounting/invoicing

§ Basic Entrepreneurship

§ Create business plan, name & brand

§ Understand standard business tools

§ Cost, revenue and profit

§ Client service and agreements

§ Social Media Marketing

§ Presentation and pitching Skills

§ Accounting/invoicing

§ Basic P&L budget

§ Tracking billable hours

§ Strategic planning

Teamwork Skills

Team roles and responsibilities

Coaching others

Career & Life Readiness

§ Giving and receiving feedback

§ Growth Mindset

§ First Impressions

§ Asking High-Quality Questions

§ Making Mistakes

§ Engaged Team Members

§ Giving and receiving feedback

§ Growth Mindset

§ First Impressions

§ Asking High-Quality Questions

§ Making Mistakes

§ Engaged Team Members

§ Giving Compliments

§ Logical Consequences

§ More Knowledgeable Others (MKOs)

Summer Client Project

Each team creates a website for a small business client

Each team creates a website for a small business client

How can I get involved?

Application deadline is Sept. 22. Apply online at http://lumity.org/student-based-enterprise/

If you’re 17 or younger at the beginning or the program, parental permission must be obtained.

To apply as a student, fill out the application below: