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GROW Future IT Talent

Do you want to make a difference in West Michigan’s future IT talent?

As a member of the grow committee you will work with students, educators and parents to foster excitement about careers in IT and ensure P-20 students are receiving a strong foundation of IT knowledge and skills. Members will guide and mentor students who show an interest in learning more about or pursuing a future in Information Technology.


Current Opportunities

Hour of Code - West Michigan  |  December 4-14, 2017

Join WMTT in coordinating hour of code events throughout the region during National Computer Science Week. WMTT is seeking to expand the hour of code event throughout the region, connecting employer mentors with classrooms to maximize the impact of the event. We are looking for industry professionals to help proctor a hands on activity and bring some real world application to the coding tutorials in the classroom. 

MiCareerQuest  |  April 24-25, 2018

An innovative, experiential career event for West Michigan students from grades 6-12. This career exploration event allows students to get exposure to a variety of tech careers with hands on exhibits. These experiences allow students to get excited about careers in tech and see the opportunities available in West Michigan. Check out a video showcasing some of the fantastic hands on exhibits here.

To learn more about MiCareerQuest or to sign up to participate, check out the website.


 Highlights

Camp Infinity  |  July 2017

Over 40 girls ranging from 5th to 8th grade learned about web development, little bits circuits, stop motion animation and robotics in a 4 day camp through the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation. Take a look at some of the highlights of the camp here

BrainSTEM  |  September 16, 2017

BrainSTEM is a hands-on, brains-on expo that highlights the best of today's innovation and creativity. West Michigan Tech Talent had a booth at the event dedicated to informing children and parents about in demand tech positions. Four dedicated coding tutorials took place during the day with the students getting important information about careers in IT. In total, over 1,100 people attended the event and learned more about career options in technology.