The Bee2Bee Network Offers a Technology Mentorship and Internship Program at No Cost to Young Professionals - Made in America has a New Meaning at the Bee2Bee Network

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America's young professionals are experiencing a crisis locally, nationally and globally; they are unable to find jobs and start their careers due to their lack of skills and/or experience in the technology industry. The solution is not to send them back to school to run up another student loan tab or outsourcing our highly skilled opportunities overseas.

In today's world of work, you have to consistently demonstrate your knowledge and value. The career prospects for a young professional that is idle without a job can be exponentially detrimetal to his or her future earning potential for decades to come.

The Bee2Bee Network recently announced the launch of their newest service learning program in Palm Beach Gardens and Celebration, Florida.

From Google virtual tours, website/mobile application development to software engineering and social media marketing to video production and editing, the Bee2Bee Network is a program offering young professionals, from junior high school and beyond, an opportunity to be trained by the top technology/software experts and instructors in the nation. At no cost to all participants, the not-for-profit program allows students to earn college credits towards industry certification while garnering invaluable experience. In addition, the program allows students to work hand-in-hand with local businesses as part of an internship program, assisting with their technology related needs.

Their recent project is a collaboration with Google to create the first online virtual mall in the country at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Their next HIVE project has been approved by the town Celebration, Florida and is slated for commencement after the new year. The Bee2Bee Network plans to continue pollinating businesses across the country with plans to start a new hive in Philadelphia at ABO Haven Inc. in 2014.

“Having the appropriate skills and knowledge in the technology industry will only further assist a student’s chances for success,” said Bee2Bee Network Founder Yasmine Clarke. Ms. Clarke founded the Bee2Bee Network after a 20-year career in the software industry. For over a decade, she has taught the Agile Software Methodology and coached software teams for corporate clients like Google, Disney, MTV, American Express, Kaiser Permanente and Johnson & Johnson.

According to Ms. Clarke, “The Bee2Bee Network Internships are the ideal solution for the young professional before or after graduation. Our projects are hand-picked to mirror the most in-demand skills and technologies which the market is looking for. For the small business, we are offering the most sophisticated solution that the market has to offer at a very reasonable cost and for the intern, a Bee2Bee Network Internship guarantees that they are not grabbing coffee for the first year of their career. Instead, our interns have the opportunity to build their resumes and project profiles by actually learning and working hands-on directly with our industry experts and clients to solve real-world problems using the latest technologies and participating in 'Enterprise Level' projects in Web Development, Internet Broadcasting and Social Media Marketing. It is a “win-win” for everyone involved."

Participating businesses such as the Downtown at the Gardens, Whole Foods, Mercedes Benz of North Palm Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa in Jupiter, FL and Too Jays Gourmet Deli are given a Bee2Bee intern to assist with their technological needs and, in turn, they are not only funding the student’s education, but giving them the valuable experience they need to take their skills to the next level. Local sponsors also include, Whole Foods, Downtown at the Gardens, SONY, Best Buy, Office Depot, Bellafierce Entertainment and Cobb Theatres. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are directly linked to creating strong, economically sustainable communities,” Clarke said. “Our program continues to emphasize the importance of these businesses in our community as well as the development of our youth.”

With the tagline “Doing Good is Good Business,” the Bee2Bee Network believes in the power of giving back. Once involved in the program, all participants are expected to “pay it forward” and share their newfound skills with family and members of the community.

Businesses in need of Google Virtual Tours, website development, or interested in sponsoring a Bee2Bee Networking Intern can call 855-233-2331 for further information. Take a look at our recent coverage by WPBF-21:

About Bee2Bee Network.
Headquartered in Celebration Florida, The Bee2Bee Network offers a modern alternative to classical vocational education for junior high school students to college seniors in the technology industry. From basic software engineering to industry certification, Bee2Bee Network teaches a broad range of skill set-based classes to prepare America’s youth for the 21st Century job market. For more information, visit http://www.Bee2BeeNetwork.Org or like us on Facebook.

Yasmine P. Clarke
Bee2Bee Network

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