GROW FUTURE TALENT
FACT: 93% of parents want their children to learn computer science.
FACT: Only 4 in 10 K-12 schools teach computer programming.
Did you know students who learn computer science in high school are six times more likely to major in the subject in college? The more exposure kids get to computer science and technology, the more likely they are to become our future workforce. Join us in providing kids with opportunities to engage with computing and technology careers.
WHAT WE DO
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.
To learn more about MiCareerQuest or to sign up to participate, check out the website.
Hour of Code
This global movement creates hands-on coding experiences for students every December during Computer Science Education Week.
WMTT organizes Hour of Code experiences, reaching hundreds of West Michigan students. During the initiative, local tech professionals act as volunteer mentors and teach basic coding skills in elementary classes.
The goal of the program is to introduce as many students as possible to technology and ultimately see broader participation in the industry across gender, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.