2005 BDPA Corporate Partnership Brochure
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This is 4-page brochure issued by National BDPA in 2005 to describe the corporate sponsorship program. BDPA offers its stakeholders in corporations, education institutions and government agencies ...

This is 4-page brochure issued by National BDPA in 2005 to describe the corporate sponsorship program. BDPA offers its stakeholders in corporations, education institutions and government agencies opportunities to network with other employers, career professionals, and students in pursuit of IT talent and services, as well as receive information on technology usage trends.

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  • 1. 2005 BDPA CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP Filling the IT Pipeline from the Classroom to the Boardroom
  • 2. GET IN THE GAME AND MAKE A WHY THE BDPA CORPORATE DIFFERENCE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM MAKES SENSE FOR YOU Here is a great opportunity for your company to generate significant business benefits through a charitable The Corporate Sponsorship Program develops formal investment in the premier IT professional association that alliances that involve corporate America more closely in assists students, professionals and entrepreneurs BDPA programs, activities, and goals. Corporate sponsors overcome challenges and move up the ladder to IT not only offer financial support but also participate in success. programs developed to enhance the technical and professional skills of the community. The investment in BDPA, founded in 1975, is a professional organization that BDPA creates positive exposure to a diverse membership promotes an IT career path from the classroom to the of African American information technology professionals boardroom. Through education, professional mentoring, and students. business networking and services, BDPA promotes innovation, technical skills, business We have developed four key areas in savvy and personal growth. Your which we collaborate with our corporate sponsorship will nurture and expand sponsors: the base of qualified IT professionals and service providers. Recruitment: Our recruiting resources reach all levels of a national pool of BDPA's focus is to increase the well- qualified information technology being of its stakeholders by delivering professionals to support your efforts to programs and services that advance maintain a diverse workforce. its members from the classroom to the boardroom within the IT profession. Retention: Our career development programs enhance the technical and professional skills of The organization's primary objectives are to: your current and future minority IT professionals to accelerate their value to your company. Significantly expand the pool of highly qualified minority information technology and technology business Community Outreach: We foster partnerships with our professionals sponsors to build their recognition within the community through activities that help close the digital divide, and Build and strengthen minority students' and increase community proficiency using technology. professionals' proficiency and effective application of information technology Supplier Diversity: We provide networking opportunities to share expertise and create business opportunities Foster a higher level of minority participation at all between our sponsors and BDPA's entrepreneurs. levels of the information technology profession and industry Become a powerful voice that represents the interests of minorities in the information technology industry Deliver effective programs and services to attract and retain stakeholders
  • 3. THE ANNUAL NATIONAL BDPA BDPA FUNDING SOURCES CONFERENCE BDPA has five main components to a successful skills The Annual National BDPA and professional development program: Funding, People, Conference is our largest Facilities, Equipment and Curriculum. To integrate these professional networking components, BDPA partners with corporations, opportunity of the year. associations, and other strategic alliances. Of these, During the conference, IT corporate support is a critical ingredient to BDPA's professionals share their success. experiences with peers, while participants from The primary funding across the country take part in our career fair and explore sources for National displays at the technology expo. BDPA are the conference, corporate The conference provides a total information technology funding, and experience to high school and college students. Students membership fees. from around the nation match computer programming National BDPA is a tax- skills against each other, vying for college scholarships exempt 501(c)6 and enhancing core technology skills. College students organization. The BDPA Education and Technology benefit through special programs and opportunities to Foundation (BETF) a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, is build business connections for the future. the education fundraising arm of the organization. Attendees and representatives from academia, At the local level, major funding sources for individual government agencies and the research community benefit chapters are events such as their annual awards as well as contribute to the conferences' success. banquets, corporate sponsorships, in-kind support, membership fees, and grants from the BDPA Education The conference also provides business and social and Technology Foundation (BETF). networking events that enable our stakeholders to build and strengthen relationships.
  • 4. BDPA STAKEHOLDERS BDPA offers our stakeholders in corporations, educational institutions and government agencies opportunities to network with other employers, career professionals, and students in the pursuit of IT talent and services, as well as receive critical information on technology usage trends. An online community of over 21,000 Over 100 corporate sponsors 55 chapters across the country 60% of our members are IT professionals 25% are high school and college students 10% are entrepreneurs and consultants 5% are managers and senior executives BDPA has a following of teachers, university professors, and Human Resource Recruiters Our membership is geographically dispersed across the U.S with a growing international following 900 students trained annually 350 professional workshops conducted annually Contact us today for more information on partnering with BDPA to support: Filling The IT Pipeline From The Classroom To The Boardroom BDPA 6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 700 Greenbelt, MD 20770 Call: 1-800-727-BDPA e-mail:info@bdpa.org or visit www.bdpa.org