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Xplore helps students find the best path for them to a career in tech

Find Your Path To A Career In Tech

A career exploration program to help students like you learn new skills, and determine how you can work toward a fulfilling career in the ever-growing tech industry.

What is Xplore?

Xplore is a *remote program facilitated by TechPoint with the mission of helping talented young students determine paths they can take to rewarding careers in Indiana’s digital innovation economy.

Take part in work simulations through Forage, with the guidance of the TechPoint team and volunteer tech professionals, to experience what it’s like to work in the tech world, in either technical or business roles.

Xplore welcomes late-high school (third and fourth year students) as well as early-college students (first and second year students) to apply for this summer program. 

If the world of tech is where you see yourself, then Xplore can help yourself start on the best path for that journey. 

*TechPoint Foundation for Youth will be offering a hybrid model where a small group of local students have the option to attend in person. Each week will be located at a different Indianapolis tech space with an emphasis on a different technology career. In addition to the Xplore sessions, students will have the opportunity to explore the space and learn from the STEM professionals hosting the space.

Xplore helps students find the best path for them to a career in tech

Benefits of Participating

Work simulations in Xplore help participants learn about career options in tech
Work simulations help determine potential career paths.

The mission of Xplore is to help participants determine which path or paths might be right for them to lead to a fulfilling career in tech. In order to help narrow those paths, participants will take part in a number of work simulations to give them a sense of what a day-in-the-life of different careers looks like.

A chance to work with the guidance of real-world tech professionals.

Professionals from the Indiana tech community will be volunteering their time, talents, and advice, to participants of Xplore to help them learn and grow. These volunteer “mentors” will give counsel and encouragement, but will not be able to give direct aid to participants as they conduct work simulations.

The relationships forged between participants and mentors also provides participants the chance to start building their network.

Exceptional work by participants during the Xplore program could win them prize money
Put forth your best work for a chance to win prize money!

Participants in Xplore will compile a portfolio of their work and learning milestones based on work simulations and professional development experiences. These portfolios will be submitted to the TechPoint team and reviewed for a chance to win prize money from a pool of $20,000.

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Previous volunteer mentors have worked for:

Xplore helps students find the best path for them to a career in tech

Application Timeline

Submit Your Application

Applications for the 2023 Xplore program will be open from January 25 through March 29, 2023.

Confirming Applicant Interest

In early April 2023 the TechPoint team will contact applicants to confirm their interest in Xplore.

Applicant Review

From April through early-May the TechPoint team will review all applications.

Xplore Invitations Sent

On May 8, 2023, selected applicants will be informed of their acceptance into the program.

Deadline To Confirm Participation

May 12, 2023, is the deadline for applicants to confirm their intent to accept their invitation to participate.

Xplore Starts

June 12, 2023

Program Ends for High School Participants

July 7, 2023

Program Ends for College Participants

August 4, 2023

Applications Now Open!

Applications for the Xplore Class of 2023 are open now through March 29, 2023!

Click Here To Apply!

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