The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education Technology Department Announces First Student Selected to Participate in AOPS Technology Internship

Wednesday, May 29th

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education is pleased to announce Molly Hayes, a member of the Class of 2019 from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, as the first student to participate in the AOPS Technology Department Summer Internship Program.

The AOPS Technology Department worked with Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and WorkReady Philadelphia, managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network to develop internship criteria consistent with best practices and to establish a framework providing for a paid internship experience.

The six-week program will commence in the first week of July with orientation provided by Catholic Social Services, which is a provider of WorkReady for the City of Philadelphia. For the remaining five weeks the internship will take place on-site at Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls with a 19 hour per week work schedule.

Mr. William E. Brannick, Director of Technology Pre K-12 for the Office of Catholic Education, said, “We identified a unique opportunity to engage our high school students in real world experiences in the Information Technology field through an internship and developed a program typically seen at the collegiate level. The growing technology sector, and increased interest from our high school students for that professional field, provided the perfect catalyst to turn this concept into reality.”

As a student at Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Molly is a member of the National Honor Society, an Officer for the Orchestra, Liturgy Team, Art Club, and a member of the Community Service Corps.  In addition, Molly is an ESL tutor at Saint Jerome School where she attended elementary school.

Molly will be attending La Salle University in the fall where she will double major in Information Technology/Digital Arts and Multimedia Design. After graduating from La Salle she hopes to work for a team in the National Hockey League.

About WorkReady Philadelphia

WorkReady is a citywide effort to address the skills gap by convening partners, employers, leaders of youth-serving systems and youth to build a coordinated approach to preparing young people for future employment. WorkReady stakeholders seek to give young people ages 12-24 access to a meaningful paid work experience that promotes self-efficacy, connects youth to caring adults and offers the opportunity to build the transferable skills required to secure and sustain employment. WorkReady is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). For more information, visit www.workready.org.

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