Did you know there’s a projected million-job deficit of computer science majors by 2020? Take a week out of your summer to get a jump start on a great career. And it’s free!
The Niswonger Foundation is partnering with the Tennessee Code Academy to provide day camps for 150 students Northeast Tennessee.
“TN Code Camps strive to provide a fun, engaging, and immersive environment in which kids are challenged to think about the future,” according to the Niswonger Foundation. “By giving our kids the resources needed for success, we hope they will become leaders of the high tech Tennessee workforce.”
Young people will learn the basics of computer programming through gaming, design fundamentals, and web application. Expert mentors and industry experts will lead the training. Grant money will pay the $300 cost for accepted applicants from the schools listed below from the 15-district area Niswonger Foundation covers.
“This is a unique opportunity for the youth in Tennessee to be exposed to the skill set to launch them into a modern-day economy,” said Sammy Lowdermilk, program director for Tennessee Code Academy. “In the next 10 years there will be 1 million more computer science jobs than graduates, and we want to do our small part to lessen that gap.”
Code Camp locations and dates:
East Tennessee State University: June 9-13 & June 23-27
Tusculum College: June 2-6 & June 9-13
Walters State Community College: June 16-20 & June 23-27
For more information, you may contact the Niswonger Foundation at (423) 798-7837.
Cocke County HS
Hancock County HS
Johnson County HS
North Greene HS
South Greene HS
Unicoi County HS
West Greene HS