Industry Pipeline Leadership Development Program

UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to parter with Eduserc to help prepare middle and high school students for technical, professional and personal success in prospective careers.

Group photo of staff and students at UB/Eduserc IDPL Open House Event.

Eduserc is bringing their nation wide Industry Pipeline Leadership Development Program to the Buffalo area. This is a national professional leadership and personal enrichment experience that prepares individuals for technical, professional and personal success in prospective careers. 

How Does it Work?

When schools are closed, students participate in various industry field trips and mentoring experiences to help them decide on a career field. Throughout the year, students receive technical and professional development skills training, scholarship preparation assistance and project-based learning opportunities with industry mentors to adequately prepare them for the workforce and their field of choice. 

Program Components

  1. This program turns days off of school such as Veteran's Day and Martin Luther King Day into exciting days of career exploration and field trips.
  2. Students and parents are brought to the University at Buffalo North Campus on Saturdays throughout the year to receive technical and professional development skills training, scholarship preparation assistance and project-based learning opportunities with industry mentors to adequately prepare them for the workforce and their field of choice.
  3. Participants can attend the Annual Career and Professional Development Conference, an experience most don’t see until they reach college or industry. Each participant will connect with employers in our network for internship, externship or job shadowing experiences for opportunities around the country over the summer (or work to start a business as an entrepreneur). 
The 2020 Annual Career and Professional Development Conference

The 2020 Annual Career and Professional Development Conference will be held on April 2nd – 3rd, 2020 | 10am – 3pm @ Microsoft Mid-Atlantic District Conference Center 5404 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Looking to Get Involved?

Companies and organizations interested in getting involved should considerder the following options:

Host a field trip or activity at your company on one of the following dates

  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day 
  • MLK Day
  • Presidents Day

Become mentors for the industry development workshops on Saturdays (we ask that at least two mentors sign up to represent each company, mentors are required to attend all of the Saturday workshops throughout the year, six in total)

Provide monetary support to help low income families and students interested in this program.

We welcome you to attend the IDPL Open House on April 28th at UB. For more information check out the IPDL homepage or contact Steven Pilat at sepilat@buffalo.edu or Brian Smith at brian.smith@eduserc.org directly.

Learn More

Students interested in this program can find eligibility and application requirements as well as program schedules on the Eduserc website. 

Program Deliverables

  • Industry Exposure
  • Skill Development
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Industry Application Development
  • Mentoring from Industry Professionals
  • Scholarship Preparation Assistance
  • Academic Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Personal & Professional Leadership Training
  • Certification Training (varies by industry)
  • College Tours and Application Assistance
  • Job Shadowing / Internship Opportunities

Cost

The program has a $440 annual fee. Scholarships may be available in the future.