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Computer Science Education Week: Dec. 7 - 11

To kick-off Computer Science Education Week, Junior Achievement will be hosting a variety of educational workshops with leading business professionals. Students will be learning amazing things: IT, coding, app-building, video production, computer science and web design.  The goals is encourage them to pursue a career in the growing STEM-related industries.  

Although San Diego is the fastest growing area for software engineers in the country, computer science remains marginalized throughout our education system. In fact by 2020, experts estimate there will be one million more jobs than students entering the coding and computer science fields. 

Check out our press releases for the full scope of the below weekly workshops:

Monday, December 7th 7:30-9:00 AM

Hoover AOIT-The Control Group Hour of Code Event

The Control Group will be sending programmers into classrooms to teach code.

 

Tuesday, December 8th 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Clairemont AOIT-Managed Solution Job Shadow Event

Managed Solution will be hosting 60 9th grade students from Clairemont, leading them through highly interactive sessions that introduce them to careers in technology.

 

Thursday, December 10th 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

El Cajon Valley High School AVID-AT & T Job Shadow Event

AT & T will be hosting 55 AVID students at its Trade Street facility. AT & T employees will introduce them to jobs at the company and lead them through soft skills training workshops.

 

Thursday, December 10th 11 AM-1 PM

Hoover AOIT-Women in Technology Event

30 young women from Hoover High School will be going to the Microsoft Store at the Fashion Valley Mall. They will watch a brief documentary about women in technology, participate in a Q & A session with female technology executives on the panel, and the event will culminate with an interactive activity. 

We will also have guest speakers from various technology/engineering companies presenting in high school classrooms during the week.

Guest speakers will represent the following companies: RadiantBlue Technologies, Code Noise, LLC., Datel, UCSD, Pluralsight, Cubic.

High Schools. The following high schools will be participating: San Diego, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Patrick Henry, Morse, Kearny and Crawford High Schools.


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POSTED DECEMBER 4,2015