Though the Department of Labor predicts there will be more than 1.4 million computing jobs available by 2018, only 2% of all ACT-tested U.S. high-school graduates indicated a desire for a career in computer science. Tech Corps engages students in technology programs that stimulate learning and creativity with hands-on activities to prepare them to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math-focused (STEM) career paths.
During the week-long Techie Camp, students in third–eighth grade work on STEM-related activities, delving into subject matters including robotics, programming, Android apps, and web development. Studying these subjects equip students with the teamwork, problem-solving, and technological skills necessary to compete in the 21st-century world. Starting students off in math and science at an early age can also help inspire them to follow these paths for the rest of their educational development. Tech Corps provides full and partial scholarships for low-income and underserved students to attend the camp based on financial need, student essays, and letters of recommendation.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help encourage children to get involved in technological learning. If G-Team members raise $350, then Tech Corps can fund a scholarship to send one deserving student to Techie camp. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding another scholarship.
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Publisher Emeritus of CIO magazine Gary Beach founded Tech Corps in 1995 to build technology infrastructures in public schools. Since its inception, it has organized more than 10,000 volunteers to help institute new technology in K–12 schools. Programs including a computer grant, afterschool clubs, and a summer Techie Camp provide youth with access to technological resources and train them in modern skills that will help make them competitive in the workforce. Techie Camp and Techie Club immerse elementary- and middle-school students in hands-on curricula that teaches them to build or work with Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, expanding their knowledge of topics related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
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