JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) has announced a $100,000 grant to fund the launch of IUPUI’s Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce Youth Internship Program. The initiative provides educational and career support to underserved high school students to prepare them for the information technology workforce.
Implemented by the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, iDEW aims to offer real-world experience for high school students and connect them to local technical jobs and internships.
IUPUI says the JPMorgan Chase grant will create such employment opportunities for 75 additional students at local companies this year.
The iDEW summer internship program is a part of EmployIndy’s Project Indy, which will help coordinate the initiatives.
"Summer employment in technology industries helps young people prepare for the demands of a changing economy," said Owen Washburn, vice president for global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase in a news release. "We are pleased to support iDEW’s internship program because it offers that opportunity for students in Indianapolis’ fast-growing tech economy."