Presentation on theme: "BDPA-Information Technology Thought Leaders Bridging the Gap Between Professionals and Students “Boardroom to Classroom concept”"— Presentation transcript:
BDPA-Information Technology Thought Leaders Bridging the Gap Between Professionals and Students “Boardroom to Classroom concept”
About BDPA Black Data Processing Associates(BDPA) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Information Technological fields. BDPA is a diverse representation of information technology professionals. Membership consist of programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, instructors and entrepreneurs, to name a few.
Mission/Vision Our mission: BDPA is a global member-focused technology organization that delivers programs and services for the professional well being of its stakeholders. Our vision: Is to Be a powerful advocate for our stakeholders' interests with the global technology industry.
BDPA History zDecember 1989 yLocal Chapter Chartered zOctober 2004 y National organization with 50+ Active Chapters y Cincinnati Chapter * Current ‘Chapter of the Year’! x220 financially current members [as of 10/31/2004] x2nd Largest Chapter in the Nation!
Recent Accomplishments b Chapter of the Year! b Successful HS Computer Camp (over 150 students in 4years) b Successful HS Computer Competition Team b Youth Technology Seminars b Adult Education Seminars b Monthly Newsletter b Education Banquet (September 2004) b Awards Luncheon (March 2004) b 15 Corporate Sponsors b 220 members (#2 in nation) b Corporate Advisory Council b Advisory Boards of Cinstate & Xavier University b Miami University (Ohio) Student Chapter b Cincinnati State Student Chapter b Awarded Professional Development Award b College Internship Program
6 Basic Programs for Chapter Success b Monthly Program Meetings b Website b Chapter Newsletter b High School Computer Competition Team b Seminars & Workshops b Technology Center (NEW) b Student Intern Program b Black Family Technology Awareness Week
7 How Do We Maintain the BDPA mission! mission! By focusing in three areas: Business, Education & Technology
9 BDPA Products Developmental Opportunities: Technology presentations at Program Meetings Professional Development Seminars & Workshops Training Programs for Middle school students Training Programs for High School Students High School Computer Club/Camp High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Youth Conference
10 Developmental Opportunities (cont.): Partnerships with Learning Institutions Student Internship Program (Resume Database) Leadership Training (Board of Director) Chapter Building Workshops Mentoring (Corporate Advisory Council & the Information Technology Senior Management Forum) Management Development (volunteering within the organization) BDPA Products
11 Access to Employment Candidates: High School Students trained in Programming & Web page development College Students (Student Internship Program) Entrepreneurs Highly skilled members People looking to enter the IT field BDPA Products
12 Publications: National Monthly Newsletter Local Chapter Monthly Newsletter Contact Database: Resumes E-mail distribution list BDPA Products
13 Forums: Web site Seminars and Workshops Program Meeting Entrepreneurs Forum (ESIG – Entrepreneurs Special Interest Group) Public communications (press releases/media appearances/ media advisory) BDPA Products
14 Fund Raising Training (BDPA Education & Technology Foundation) Provide services to obtain grants Notices and announcements for IT events Resource pool for technical advice Volunteer Opportunities (give back to the community) Help qualified candidates find employment opportunities Promote IT literacy in the minority community BDPA Services
15 Introduction to latest technology Exposure in the African American Community Exposure in the IT Community Media Exposure Advertising in Newsletters Web Presence (BDPA banner ads on other websites) Member discounts/benefits Sponsorship opportunities for corporations, organizations and foundations BDPA Services
16 National Conference: Workshops and Seminars Youth Conference High School Computer Competition IT Senior Management Forum Career Fair Technology Expo Networking Activities Town Hall Meeting BDPA Services
How Can BDPA Benefit You? b b Networking b b Internships b b Scholarships b b Job Opportunities b b Community Service b b World Class Training b Professional Recognition b Discounted registration at all BDPA functions b Discount airfare b NETWORKING (did I mention that already?)
Challenge: What Will You Do TO Change The Future?