ELITE Program for Black Youth
The Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth is a shared vision for shaping the next generation of Black professional leaders through experiential learning and work-integrated training in technology and entrepreneurship.
We are channeling the expertise of internationally renowned researchers in breakthrough and innovative areas, experienced professionals, and community partners to create a talent pool of young Black professionals, equipped with the tools to succeed in their careers. As we embark on this remarkable and transformative initiative to open doors of opportunity for young Black people in our community, we recognize the generous support of our donors. Their generosity is a testament to unwavering commitment to diversity, a brighter future for marginalized groups, and creating a society that is inclusive and affords opportunities to all its citizens.
The Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth has been designed as a practical solution to enable Black Youth to develop hands-on skills that will be immediately transferable to disruptive technologies, including robotics, automation, advanced manufacturing, and tissue engineering.
This will be achieved by assembling teachers, engineers, scientists, and technologists at the University of Alberta, InnoTech Alberta, and industry partners to provide work-integrated training on real projects and relevant equipment. Candidate interns will be matched with hosts for full-time or part-time internships of up to 8 or 16 weeks. All interns will participate in leadership and entrepreneur training. The interns will receive counselling and coaching for resiliency and managing the demands of professional careers.
Start Your Journey!
Your journey with the Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth starts here with an application. Please read our Brochure found HERE before completing your application. Personal information submitted through the application form will be held as confidential and will be stored, used, and disclosed only to the extent permitted by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. F-25 (as amended), or any other similar provincial statute.
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