Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Go Tech Summer Camps Now Taking Registrations

Through the assistance and grant provided by GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, as well as, a partnership with Columbia State Community College, the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance is now taking registrations for their “Go Tech” Summer Career Camps held throughout their eight county region. Space is limited, so go to to register.

The first camp in the “Go Tech” series is the Code Camp. These all day camps are for students ages 12-18 years and teach the basics of programming through the creation of video games and web applications. Throughout the week, professional programmers are brought in to speak with the students about their job and the computer science industry. At the end of the week, there is a “Demo Day” for parents to observe what the students have learned throughout the week. The cost of this camp is $50 per student. Please ask about scholarship opportunities for qualified applicants when registering.
Code Camp dates/locations:
                June 5-9th                                          Spring Hill
                June 12-16th                                      Pulaski
                June 19-23rd                                      Mt Pleasant
                June 26-30th                                      Centerville
                July 10-14th                                        Lewisburg
                July 17-21st                                        Lawrenceburg

A new addition this year to the career camp line up is a Web Design Camp, which tackles more advanced coding for students ages 12-18 years. This camp will help students understand the fundamentals of designing and creating a website with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The cost of this camp is $50 per student.
                June 12-16th                                      Columbia
                June 26-30th                                      Spring Hill
                July 10-14th                                        Mt Pleasant

The third camp focuses on Robotics.  A three day Teen Robotic Camp will be for high school students. The primary goal is to stimulate participant excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Robotics will be used as the means to expose the participants to the different aspects of STEM with an emphasis on Technology.  Specific objectives of the camp are learn concepts of programming, engineering practices and teamwork. They will work with, build, and program physical robots.
The cost of this camp is $75 per student. Please ask about scholarship opportunities for qualified applicants when registering.
                July 11-13th                                        Spring Hill

The final camp in the series is the Advanced Manufacturing Academy. These all day camps are specifically designed for high school students and will be held at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing. Camps will include:  involvement in team-based work simulations; work with local engineers; solve problems; tour facility; and enjoy exposure to high tech jobs in advanced manufacturing. At the end of the second day, there is a “Demo Day” for parents. Student registration for these camps is FREE thanks to the partnership with GM Spring Hill Manufacturing.         
                General Motors Academy
                June 19-20th                      Spring Hill 
                June 21-22nd                     Spring Hill

For more information or to register:

South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, mental or physical activity, veteran status or national origin in educational and employment opportunities.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  WIOA/LWDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Any inquiries and/or complaints should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, 5000 Northfield Lane, Suite 124, Spring Hill, TN  37174.  Funding is provided under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.