What is the Experiential Learning for
Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering (ELeVATE) program, anyway?
ELeVATE is a program designed to re-integrate veterans to college through a three-phased program.
- Phase I: participants will complete a ten-week paid research experience, complete a team project, learn 21st century skills in workshops, and prepare to begin classes at a local college. During this time, program participants are offered housing and other family assistance. Participants are also paired with rehabilitation counselors for individual and group counseling sessions to ensure the adequate supports are in place for academic success.
- Phase II: participants will continue to refine their academic interests and apply for a formal program at the University of Pittsburgh or an institution of their choice.
- Phase III: participants will enroll in a university and prepare to graduate from the ELeVATE program. However the support system doesn't end here! Participants stay linked to their cohort through study and other support groups. We will encourage past participants to stay linked to the program by serving as a mentor for new ELeVATE participants.
We thank you for visiting our page and look forward to hearing from you. We are happy to provide a tour of our laboratories, prototyping facilities, and campus, and schedule meetings with program coordinators to any interested participants.