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Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)

Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)
AOIT was established in 1996-97.  HS Students can expect to graduate from Foshay with a solid understanding of today's most exciting technologies.  They will learn how computers work, digital imaging software, desktop publishing, video editing, multimedia & web authoring tools, computer programming, graphic design, photojournalism, system administration and 2-D/3-D animation.  Students will have the opportunity to apply for paid internships during their summer break.
The Tech Academy creates relationships with businesses in the immediate Los Angeles and extended California community. These internships and job opportunities include ones that students can participate in during their high school tenure as well as post-secondary. These opportunities are open to all students.
All opportunities for internships/jobs are posted on the Schoology student platform as well as through posters/flyers, the counseling office, and around the school in classrooms. Students are encouraged to apply for these opportunities based on interest as well as skill and experience. Students receive help from TECH Academy mentors throughout this application process with resume writing, introduction letter writing, as well as help with professional dress and interview question and answer. Students create and maintain an online website/portfolio to use for this application process.
After an interview, when students are offered an internship or job, they then receive information about the logistics of the position. Often, students receive internship offers after a field trip to a business or when a business visits the Tech Academy. In that situation the formal application-interview process does not occur and the student receives information about the opportunity on the spot and accepts the position. Regardless of how the opportunity arises, during their employment or internship, Tech Academy mentors check in with students regarding the activities and responsibilities of their positions and provide any assistance or encouragement students require.
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