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The i.c.stars curriculum consists of a project based learning model that allows program participants to become skilled technology professionals with impressive leadership credentials. Participants work on various assignments over a 16 week internship before entering a two-year residency program combining professional development, mentoring and continuing access to wrap around support.
With more than 300 learning objectives and 1,000 hours of hands-on practical business experience, interns gain expertise in both ‘hard skills’ and ‘soft skills’.
The projects also incorporate a leadership focus and lectures that are designed to build emotional intelligence and a reflective awareness of social contexts. Our interns develop three primary competencies—gift giving and receiving, communication, and meta-cognition—through our integrated leadership curriculum. The training prepares individuals with the behaviors, values and attitudes that will enable them to be more effective in serving their communities, clients and employers.