CivilianCyber announces the successful completion of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc.’s (MCCEI) second annual summer internship program. This marks the second year that MCCEI has partnered with CivilianCyber to expose high school students to the many opportunities available within the construction industry including the wide range of jobs that exist within the architecture, engineering and construction fields and how these roles often must interact with one another to complete a project. The program also emphasized that the positions are accessible to all without preference to gender, age or geography.
The internship program is based on CivilianCyber’s Technology Enabled Engagement with Mentoring (TEEM) program. Some unique elements of the MCCEI internship program include the development of valuable soft skills such as communication, adaptability and problem solving and the modeling of professional behaviors that are not often taught in formal education or training settings. Many of these personal development features were made possible by CivilianCyber’s Your Career Counselor platform. This interactive customizable platform was loaded with MCCEI curriculum and provided interns an easy to understand, fun user interface with a repeatable six-step process to building strong business practice behaviors.
Both MCCEI and CivilianCyber have demonstrated strong past performance in student/intern development through mentoring. Students in the summer internship program followed six steps to success: learning, notes, preparation, meeting, follow up, and reflection. The steps served as the interns’ “guard rails” for education, preparation, and interaction with an industry professional mentor from several local construction corporations. Each student successfully completed six weeks of training following these steps, met weekly with a professional mentor, and participated in a thought challenge to propose a solution to a real-world problem at the conclusion of the program.
All student challenge proposals were judged by a panel of industry professionals and the winner is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
To learn more about CivilianCyber’s TEEM program visit: https://civiliancyber.com/rap