BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known for empowering creatives in the field of user experience (UX) design, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative UX Apprenticeship Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to recruit and onboard aspiring UX design students from underrepresented backgrounds, providing them with the necessary skills and opportunities to shape the future of the industry.
Successful applicants to the BRIDGEGOOD UX Design Apprenticeship Program will have the unique chance to receive hands-on support from experienced UX professionals, gaining invaluable insights and guidance throughout their journey. The program spans a three-month curriculum that covers a wide range of UX design principles, methodologies, and tools, enabling apprentices to develop comprehensive skills while working with a team of like-minded, community-driven designers.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must possess a genuine passion for UX design and have a strong desire to learn and grow in the field. While prior experience in UX design is not mandatory, candidates are encouraged to showcase their creative potential and demonstrate their commitment to pursuing a career in UX. BRIDGEGOOD recognizes the importance of diversity in the industry and encourages individuals from underrepresented communities to apply.
“Our mission at BRIDGEGOOD is to bridge the gap between creative talent and opportunities in the UX design industry. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue their passion and contribute their unique perspectives to the field,” says Shaun Tai, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of BRIDGEGOOD. “Through our UX Apprenticeship Program, we aim to empower talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, equipping them with the skills and resources needed to succeed in the fast-paced world of UX design.”
The BRIDGEGOOD UX Apprenticeship Program offers a range of benefits to participants, including:
- Hands-on Experience: Apprentices will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, gaining practical experience and building their portfolios.
- Coaching: Each apprentice will be paired with an experienced UX professional who will provide guidance, feedback, and support throughout the program.
- Networking Opportunities: Apprentices will have access to a network of industry professionals, allowing them to connect with potential employers and collaborators.
- Professional Development: The program offers tailored training sessions and activities to enhance apprentices’ knowledge and skills in UX design.
- Exposure and Recognition: BRIDGEGOOD will showcase the work of apprentices, providing exposure to a global audience and potential career opportunities.
“We believe that diversity drives innovation and leads to better user experiences. By empowering individuals from underrepresented backgrounds through our UX Apprenticeship Program, we are not only creating a more inclusive industry but also fostering the development of exceptional talent,” says Tai.
BRIDGEGOOD is excited to invite aspiring UX designers to join its transformative Apprenticeship Program and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in UX design. To learn more about the program, please visit www.bridgegood.org. To get involved as an instructor or coach, sign up at mentors.bridgegood.org.